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2014-07-22 12:24:07

Benefits of shale gas drilling "cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his report on the Special Performance Audit, conducted by the Department of the Auditor General, of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The audit made clear that DEP is falling well short in its regulatory oversight of the shale gas...

2014-07-17 16:21:43

Rights of local communities are affirmed HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commonwealth Court reinstated local zoning regulation of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. The decision effectively means that local government can regulate where industrial gas operations can occur, such as by prohibiting those land uses in residential areas. Challenges to such laws will again be governed by the Municipalities Planning Code....

2014-06-30 20:21:17

Shortsighted management of both the budget and public lands jeopardizes extraordinary assets for future generations; state parks face acute danger of accelerated drilling HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Pennsylvania General Assembly considers passage of a $29.1 billion budget that is again balanced on the back of our public lands, PennFuture is urging legislators to stand up for the integrity of these assets and the interests of future generations by...

2014-06-02 12:24:00

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate" HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The rule, once enacted, has the potential to effect meaningful reductions in harmful greenhouse gases as the country transforms how it generates power....

2014-04-30 08:25:56

Long list of emissions that must be addressed includes methane HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual "State of the Air" report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air quality thanks to the Clean Air Act, warming temperatures are the likely reason we are still not breathing easy. Forty-seven percent of U.S. residents live where the air is often too unhealthy to breathe, an increase from...

2014-04-16 16:22:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Marcellus monitoring report: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130211/DC57616LOGO "We are pleased to finally see the Marcellus monitoring report and applaud the effort of agency staffers tasked with its release. At a glance, the...

2014-02-04 16:23:53

True cost to our public lands still unknown HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014-2015 budget proposed today by Governor Tom Corbett factors in $75 million in drilling revenue to be accrued via the lifting of a moratorium on further leasing of state park and forest lands for gas development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/DC57616LOGO) "This will place more and more of the budget burden on the backs of public lands," said Cindy Dunn,...

2014-01-28 12:21:44

Seven public hearings already in the books, two more scheduled in February HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennFuture today applauded the decision by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to extend the public comment period on proposed new regulations for oil and gas development - Chapter 78 of the DEP's regulations - for 30 days. Citizens may now comment, either in writing or at two additional public hearings helmed by the Environmental...

2014-01-23 08:25:28

New campaign engages candidates, policymakers and voters PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PennFuture Energy Center announced today the launch of the Clean Energy Wins campaign via an interactive website and social media channels. The mission of the campaign is to educate and engage 2014 bipartisan candidates for governor in Pennsylvania, bipartisan policymakers throughout the state, and our citizens about the economic, job creation, and environmental...

2014-01-09 12:22:54

On heels of Act 13 ruling in support of citizens, municipalities and the environment, PennFuture encourages public to call for increased protection and enforcement HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will conduct the first of seven public hearings scheduled in January throughout the state with respect to proposed new regulations for oil and gas development - Chapter 78 of the Department of Environmental...


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