Clean Air Council


22nd of January 2018

Philadelphia Bike Rack Study: 6 days, 12 volunteers, 4,000 data entries

Project overview Clean Air Council was awarded an Azavea 2017 Summer of Maps fellowship program to better understand the state of Philadelphia’s bicycle parking demand, and pinpoint areas in Center City with limited bicycle parking infrastructure, or where the infrastructure did not meet the demand. The project centered on finding variables that could explain the […]

18th of January 2018

With Federal Guidelines Disappearing, Governor Wolf Must Lead and Protect Pennsylvanians

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) announced its plan to reduce air pollution from existing oil and natural gas facilities in the Commonwealth.  Pennsylvanians had been waiting for this critical step for almost two years, which made it all the more frustrating to see that DEP’s plan was essentially a carbon copy […]

3rd of January 2018

DEP Announces Suspension of Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction Permits

Pennsylvania environmental groups applaud action and ask for continued accountability. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [January 3, 2018 – PHILADELPHIA, PA] The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) today announced it is suspending Mariner East 2 construction permits until Sunoco addresses impacts to private water wells, proves that it has permits for all current and future construction […]

28th of December 2017

Clean Air Council Looks Back on 50 Years

Our country has grown and changed so much in the 50 years since the Clean Air Council was established as the Delaware Valley Citizens’ Council for Clean Air in 1967. Back then gas cost 33 cents a gallon. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. The Vietnam War raged on. In Philadelphia, political unrest […]

27th of December 2017

From the Executive Director and Chief Counsel: Clean Air Council’s Priorities in 2018

The start of a new year provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the past, and plan for the future.  This year we celebrated both the 50th anniversary of the Council and my 35th year working here; but it was a tough year for environmental protection. We struggled to move forward in addressing climate change, […]

19th of December 2017

Activists Form Human Protected Bike Lane Again After Another Cyclist Hit By Truck

  Exactly 17 days passed since Emily Fredricks was struck and killed by a private garbage truck while riding in the bike lane along Spruce Street before another cyclist was again struck by a turning truck while riding in a bike lane. This time the crash occurred near 13th and Pine Streets, just a couple […]

15th of December 2017


  Clean Air Council and partners Moms Clean Air Force, Clean Water Action, and Earthworks joined residents affected by natural gas operations and a Harrisburg-area physician to speak at a press conference and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) air quality committee meeting.  Members from Clean Air Council and their partners spoke on the steps […]

6th of December 2017

City Council: Take the Politics Out of Bike Lanes and Save Lives Now

  Philadelphia has the highest rate of traffic deaths per capita in the US. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report using data from 2015, six people for every 100,000 residents died in a traffic related incident.  That’s over three times higher than Boston, and more than twice as high as New York […]

20th of November 2017

New Report Shows How Methane Pollution Threatens African American Communities

As the nation’s second-largest natural gas producing state, Pennsylvania must take the lead in protecting our public health and natural resources from the dangers of methane pollution.  Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a potent greenhouse gas, nearly 87 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at driving climate change over a 20-year timeline; […]

14th of November 2017

Clean Air Council Supports the King of Prussia Rail Project at Public Hearing

  The King of Prussia Mall is the largest suburban mall in the Philadelphia region with 400 stores, and a total of 31,500 people employed at the mall and nearby office parks. The mall is visited by about 68,000 people daily with 5,600 bus riders using six routes to and from the KOP area. Unfortunately, […]

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