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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 […]


11th of May 2017

Clean Air Council Files Pennsylvania Supreme Court Brief Supporting State’s Authority to Penalize Polluters

(PHILADELPHIA — Wednesday, May 10, 2017) Today, Clean Air Council filed a brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that seeks to hold polluters accountable for their actions, and to ensure that Pennsylvania’s waters are protected to the fullest extent possible under the state’s Clean Streams Law. The Council’s brief supports the PA Department of Environmental […]


26th of April 2017

Across PA Residents Demand Real Action on Protections From Oil and Gas Pollution, Pledge to Hold Governor Wolf Accountable

PENNSYLVANIA, April 26, 2017 – From Scranton to Pittsburgh, impacted Pennsylvania residents held a number of coordinated press conferences and actions across the state to hold Governor Wolf accountable to his promise of regulating methane and harmful air pollution from existing oil and gas industry operations. Demonstrations and meetings occurred in Harrisburg and all of […]


Shalefield Residents Demand Real Action on Protections From Oil and Gas Pollution, Bring Polluted Air They Breathe to Governor Wolf’s Pittsburgh Office

Pittsburgh, PA – On Wednesday, April 26, impacted Pennsylvania residents will hold a press conference and rally to hold Governor Wolf to his promise of regulating methane and harmful air pollution from existing oil and gas industry operations. Everywhere methane leaks, it is accompanied by other harmful air pollutants. Pennsylvania is the second largest producer […]


13th of April 2017

Clean Air Council: Pruitt Not Protecting Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt endangers Pennsylvanians with his career-long effort to put corporate profits above public health. Today’s visit from Administrator Pruitt in Sycamore, PA comes on the heels of the warmest February recorded in Pittsburgh since the 1800s.  “The Trump administration’s reckless slashing of […]


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