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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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News

Backyard fires hazardous
Nafari Vanaski's column “Vanaski: Rules would put damper on backyard fires in Allegheny County” illuminates an ignored public health issue and the opportunity to examine the social norms of wood burning.Evidence is mounting about the health impacts of the pollution that wood burning produces. The health risk factors of wood smoke have been equated to the risk factors of...
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Clean Air Council and Other Groups Oppose HB 2354, the PA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act
Clean Air Council * Clean Water Action-PA * Moms Clean Air Force * Natural Resources Defense Council * Penn Environment * PennFuture * Sierra Club   ­­­­­­­­­­­   September 3, 2014   To: Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Members   Re: Opposition to HB 2354, the PA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act   Clean Air...
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CAC and Pipeline awareness committee shares information on Atlantic Sunrise Project
Published: September 7, 2014Republican Herald Reporter: GABRIELLA O'GRADYThe Schuylkill County Pipeline Awareness Committee met Saturday at Potter’s Farm to hold an informational session, which about 30 people attended, on what property owners should think about before signing their property over to The Williams Companies Inc. for pipeline construction. The Williams...
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Natural gas is another dirty fuel: Pennsylvania needs renewable energy
The Council's resident Master of Public Health John Lee published this letter on the climate change impacts of methane. Read the full letter here. The effort to slow climate change is not just about carbon dioxide but lowering our emissions of all greenhouse gases. The single most effective way to fight climate change is to rapidly slow down the consumption of all types of...
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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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