Clean Air Council


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, […]

30th of October 2017

New Study Seeks Answers to Transit Issues at Wissahickon Gateway

    The point where the Wissahickon Creek meets the Schuylkill River has been an important link to travel in the area for thousands of years. Today, it’s highly congested with transit and vehicle traffic entering and exiting the Roosevelt and Schuylkill Expressways. It’s a hub for SEPTA with 11 bus routes stopping at the […]

25th of October 2017

Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Mountain Watershed Association Demand DEP Accountability in Mariner East 2 Spills

Contact: Kathryn Urbanowicz, Clean Air Council, 215-567-4004 x106 Aaron Stemplewicz, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215-369-1188 October 24, 2017 — On Monday, Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Mountain Watershed Association, Inc. requested that the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board direct the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to abide by a court-ordered protocol designed to […]

11th of October 2017

Welcome Dine Out for the Environment’s Newest Partners

October 12 is Dine Out for the Environment, Clean Air Council’s annual autumn celebration of sustainable dining in the Philadelphia area! This year’s Dine Out for the Environment welcomes two new restaurants and three new sponsors to the Clean Air Council family. Please say hello to our newest friends in the fight for a healthier […]

9th of October 2017

Trump’s Clean Power Plan “Repeal and Replace” is Ill-advised and Illegal, but Can’t Stop Clean Energy in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [October 9, 2017 – PHILADELPHIA, PA] Clean Air Council released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan: “This illegal action is not only an outright attack on clean air, and public health and safety, but also completely contradicts science […]

11th of September 2017

The First Twenty Years

In 1967, long before there was an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a national Clean Air Act, and the Philadelphia region was one of the smoggiest cities in the country, a group of eleven area Tuberculosis and Health Associations agreed to use a portion of their Christmas Seals donations to create the Delaware Valley Citizens’ […]

8th of September 2017

Get to Greenfest Sustainably!

Clean Air Council’s Greenfest Philly presented by Toyota Hybrids is fast approaching. Planning a sustainable mode of transportation to the festival should be on the top of your list. Luckily, Philadelphia Insurance Companies makes it easy for cyclists by providing Greenfest’s complimentary Bike Valet. Ride your bike right up to Greenfest and have our trained […]

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