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Council Updates

Climate Change and Environmental Justice
The Clean Air Council's Director of Environmental Justice Saleem Chapman presented to Southwest Philadelphians on the real-time effects of climate change in an underserved, overpolluted neighborhood. Reach him at schapman@cleanair.orgDiscussion Objective
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Waste Incineration in PA
The Clean Air Council is working to make sure that Pennsylvania does not follow through on its suggestion to credit Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants with carbon reductions. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limit on carbon dioxide from power plants requires Pennsylvania to cut carbon emissions by 32% from 2005 levels.
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Clean Air Commuter/Clean Air Commute Employer of the Year
Do you know (or are you) a Clean Air Commuter? We want to recognize Clean Air Council members who go the extra mile(s) for a sustainable commute!
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Clean Air Council Influential in Denial of Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline Petition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30th 2014Contact: Joseph Otis Minott, Clean Air Council Executive Director 215-567-4004 ext. 116, joe_minott@cleanair.org Clean Air Council Influential in Denial of Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline Petition The PA Public Utility Commission released a ruling today, July 30, 2014, that Sunoco’s proposed Mariner East Pipeline is not a public utility service and that Sunoco is not a public utility corporation.
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Impacted Residents and Supporters Shut Down FERC offices in Washington, DC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2014 1:44 PM   25 People Arrested Blocking Entrances to FERC, Protesting Proposed Fracked Gas Export Facility and Pipelines.  WASHINGTON - July 14 - Residents impacted by shale gas infrastructure and their supporters, including Council staff, blocked the entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters today in protest of the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and pipeline projects throughout the northeast.
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Greenfest Philly

News

Crowd calls for waste composter's shutdown
Crowd calls for waste composter's shutdown Robin Brown, The News Journal 9:04 a.m. EDT August 28, 2014 More than 200 people packed a permit hearing Wednesday night for a Wilmington compost operation, where a stream of elected officials, group leaders and residents demanded the state shut the place down. Because it stinks. And they're sick of it. New Castle...
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Clean Air Council and SCA Announce the 2014 Greenfest Philly Green Innovators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Clean Air Council Contact: Katie Edwards 215-567-4004, ext. 102 kedwards@cleanair.org                                            ...
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Maryland takes a public health approach on fracking that Pa. hasn’t tried
Read the full article by Susan Phillips here. “Air pollution will be a problem,” said Milton. Part of the Maryland study’s recommendations include a 2,000-foot setback from well pads and compressor stations to occupied buildings based on air pollution concerns. Pennsylvania has no such requirements.  The conclusions on air quality are not a surprise to Joe Minott, who...
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PA to Require Air Pollution Measurements in Black Communities
“The real game changer is the fence line rule,” says Saleem Chapman, environmental justice program manager at Clean Air Council, a mid-Atlantic advocacy organization based in Philadelphia. Chapman, a Philadelphia native, traveled to Houston to give testimony on behalf of the communities the council serves. “Philadelphia is one of the most polluted cities in the nation…and...
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Clean Air Council supports West Virginia Group organizing around pipeline impacts!
Published On: Wed, Aug 13th, 2014 Pipeline Opponents Meet In DurbinThe Pocahontas Times, Geoff Hamill Reporting. Durbin, West Virginia."Newly formed environmental group West Virginia Wilderness Lovers (WVWL) hosted a public meeting at the Durbin Fire Hall last Thursday to provide information on a proposed Dominion, Inc., natural gas pipeline through northern...
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