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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 […]


19th of July 2017

Dangerous Spills and Well Pollution Lead to Legal Action, Groups Call for Shutdown of Mariner East 2 Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 19, 2017) On Wednesday, Clean Air Council, Mountain Watershed Association, Inc., and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, joined the voices of elected officials and impacted residents calling for Sunoco Pipeline L.P. to put a halt to drilling operations associated with the construction of the Mariner East 2 natural gas […]


10th of July 2017

After Major Legal Victory against EPA, Clean Air Council Continues to Defend Methane Pollution Rules at Washington, D.C. EPA Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2017) – Clean Air Council was in Washington D.C. today to continue arguing against Trump Administration efforts to roll back public health and climate protections just one week after winning a major legal victory with other environmental organizations against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.   […]


30th of June 2017

Clean Air Council Makes Court Challenge to Administrative Order of Allegheny County Health Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PITTSBURGH, PA – Wednesday, June 27, 2017) Monday, Clean Air Council filed an action in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in order to ensure a fair public participation process for individuals wanting to submit comments on proposed air permits by the Allegheny County Health Department. The Title V program of the […]


20th of June 2017

Clean Air Council Statement on Pennsylvania House of Representatives Hearing “State Government Regulations: Potential Solutions to Improving Oversight and Relieving Regulatory Burdens.”

(June 20, 2017) – Pennsylvania elected officials held a hearing Tuesday morning to discuss regulatory oversight in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representatives from oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, and environmental advocates testified before the panel. Environmental standards and regulations, specifically methane protections, were discussed by a number of panelists including PennFuture and Range Resources. In […]


16th of June 2017

Clean Air Council Statement on EPA & BLM Decisions to Suspend Key Protections from Harmful Methane Pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 16, 2017) –  On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would seek a two-year suspension of leak detection and repair standards on the oil and gas industry.  In a Federal Register notice Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management announced a suspension of the implementation of key protections […]


22nd of May 2017

Clean Air Council Statement on Confirmation of Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 22, 2017) – Today, the Pennsylvania legislature confirmed Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  In response, Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Executive Director and Chief Counsel of the Clean Air Council, released the following statement: “The Council congratulates Secretary McDonnell on his confirmation. I look forward […]


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