clean-water

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What’s really polluting the Chesapeake Bay? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 11, 2022

A new report finds the Chesapeake Bay’s health has improved but still falls short of meeting government commitments, especially in Pa.

State officials, advocates ask Legislature to fund waterway protection | Five for the Weekend

BY: - June 11, 2022

"Growing Greener III and the Clean Streams Fund need to be prioritized this summer as lawmakers debate a new fiscal spending plan," a statement from PennFuture, an environmental advocacy organization, reads. "Those two proposals would direct $750 million towards clean water, conservation, and open space funding."

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

28 orgs call on DEP to ‘strengthen’ proposed PFAS rule ahead of April 27 deadline

BY: - April 20, 2022

The four-page letter delivered to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, was signed by 28 advocacy groups, including the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.

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A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

EPA pans Pa.’s latest Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 20, 2022

Despite the criticism, state officials say they remain committed to holding up their end of the bargain.

Josh Shapiro about to speak a press conference

5 Pa. environmental advocacy groups endorse Shapiro for governor

BY: - April 7, 2022

The five groups - Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Air Action Fund, Clean Water Action, National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and PennEnvironment endorsed Shapiro in Philadelphia ON Thursday morning, calling Shapiro’s environmental positions a “stark contrast” to those of the Republican candidates for governor. 

The Clean Water Act at 50: A closer look at Pa.’s waterways | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 4, 2022

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection oversees the enforcement of the federal CWA for waterways in the commonwealth, which includes approximately 85,500 miles of rivers and streams, according to the department. 

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The U.S. is making plans to replace all of its lead water pipes from coast to coast | Analysis

BY: - December 26, 2021

Every lead pipe that’s replaced will pay off in higher lifetime earnings and lower rates of illness for families that gain access to safer tap water.

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Clean water bills will benefit hunters, anglers and others who love the outdoors | Opinion

BY: - December 8, 2021

'Once in a generation' is often political hyperbole -- but these Pa. House and Senate bills offer just such an opportunity.

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Rules clamping down on ‘forever chemicals’ clear a key regulatory hurdle | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 17, 2021

The state Environmental Quality Board approved new limits on PFAS chemicals in water, but work remains

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State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2021

Residents have a right to know what chemicals are being used in their neighborhoods and what hazards they and their children may be exposed to.

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Climate change is a justice issue: These 6 charts show why | Opinion

BY: - November 5, 2021

The debate over -- and the search for answers to -- these issues will continue long after the climate summit in Glasgow is over.