Clean Air Council


7th of November 2017

Hausfeld Files Suit on Behalf of Clean Air Council Against Federal Government for Knowingly Endangering US Citizens Through Climate Change Rollbacks

  [Nov. 06, 2017-PHILADELPHIA] — On behalf of Clean Air Council and two Pennsylvania children, Hausfeld filed suit today in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the federal government to prevent it from rolling back policies, programs, laws, rules, and regulations previously in place to address and ameliorate climate change and its consequences. This pro […]

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 […]

26th of September 2017

Clean Air Council using technology to bring together business community and boost bicycling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [September 26, 2017 – PHILADELPHIA, PA] Companies from across the Greater Philadelphia Area are signing up and showing their support for bicycling as part of the Love to Ride Philadelphia Challenge. This regional campaign aims to encourage bicycling, foster friendly competition, and inform future decisions around bicycle infrastructure. The Challenge is free […]

12th of September 2017

Environmental community calls on PA House to reject budget that sacrifices clean air, clean water and public health

For Immediate Release [September 12, 2017 – Harrisburg, PA] – As the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives returns to session to consider revenue packages for the state budget, environmental leaders gathered with local citizens in the Capitol on Tuesday to deliver a message: the proposed budget is a raw deal for all Pennsylvanians. The current […]

30th of August 2017

Clean Air Council is Officially 50 Years Old Today

  On August 30, 1967, the Delaware Valley Citizens’ Council for Clean Air was founded. While our name has changed to Clean Air Council and the organization has grown considerably from its humble beginnings, the Council’s mission remains steadfast: “Protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air.” Now more-than-ever is the time to become a Council member […]

28th of August 2017

Environmental Advocacy Groups and Industry Reach Agreement at Western PA Petrochemical Manufacturing Facility

Clean Air Council and Environmental Integrity Project have Reached Settlement with Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC Ending Their Challenge to the Air Permit for the Petrochemical Facility in Beaver County, Northwest of Pittsburgh FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (August 28, 2017 – PITTSBURGH, PA) – The developers of a petrochemical facility northwest of Pittsburgh and environmental organizations jointly […]

23rd of August 2017

Clean Air Council to Host 12th Annual Greenfest Philly Celebration, Creating Most Environmentally-friendly Event to Date

Philadelphia’s largest environmental festival powered by solar energy to feature free bike valet, over 100 sustainable exhibitors and organic food and drink offerings (August 23, 2017) PHILADELPHIA, PA – Clean Air Council announced today that the organization’s 2017 Greenfest Philly presented by Toyota Hybrids will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to […]

11th of August 2017

Council Attorneys Publish Article on Environmental Rights Amendment

Clean Air Council Executive Director Joseph Otis Minott, Esq. and Legal Fellow Paul Cohen published an article in Bloomberg BNA on the Environmental Rights Amendment. The article discusses the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent PEDF decision, which has strengthened citizens’ constitutional environmental rights and altered statewide environmental litigation and policy. The article highlights the groundbreaking work of the Council […]

9th of August 2017

Settlement On Mariner East Drilling Reached Between Sunoco and Environmental Groups; Provides Additional Public Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 9, 2017) On Wednesday, the Environmental Hearing Board approved a settlement agreement that Clean Air Council, Mountain Watershed Association, and Delaware Riverkeeper Network reached with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Sunoco Pipeline L.P. that provides protection to the public from Sunoco’s horizontal directional drilling operations associated […]

25th of July 2017

Judge Orders Halt on All Mariner East 2 Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 25, 2017) On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board granted the petition of Clean Air Council, Mountain Watershed Association, Inc., and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network to halt all drilling operations associated with the construction of the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipelines. This ruling comes after last […]

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