Clean Air Council


17th of February 2017

Clean Air Council’s Statement on U.S. Senate’s Vote to Confirm Scott Pruitt for EPA

Philadelphia, PA (February 17, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response, Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Executive Director and Chief Counsel of the Clean Air Council, released the following statement: “Scott Pruitt’s confirmation represents an enormous threat to our environment […]

14th of February 2017

Environmental Groups Appeal Permits for Mariner East 2 Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

Contact: Joseph Otis Minott, Esq, Clean Air Council, 215-567-4004, ext. 116 Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215-801-3043 Melissa Marshall, Mountain Watershed Association, 724-455-4200, ext. 7 February 14, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) — On Monday, February 13, 2017, environmental advocacy groups Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Mountain Watershed Association immediately appealed the issuance of […]

17th of January 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017 RESIDENTS, GROUPS CALL ON POTTER TOWNSHIP TO DENY SHELL CRACKER PERMIT Location: Potter Township Municipal Building, 206 Mowry Road, Monaca, PA Concerned residents and organizations will host a press conference on Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. before an important Potter Township Supervisors meeting. During the meeting, supervisors are expected […]

15th of December 2016

Pennsylvania Gas Well Approval Process Threatens Public Health

For Immediate Release December 13, 2016   Contact Joseph Otis Minott, Esq.                                          Maya van Rossum, Executive Director & Chief Counsel                    The Delaware Riverkeeper Clean Air Council […]

7th of December 2016

Clean Air Council Statement on Nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

December 7, 2016 215-567-4004 ex. 116 “Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a lifelong ally of corporate polluters. He has accepted more than $250,000 from the oil and gas industry in the last 15 years. As the principal legal officer of the state of Oklahoma, Pruitt has ignored multiple class-action lawsuits brought by local […]

26th of September 2016

DC Circuit Court Hears Challenges to Clean Power Plan, CO2 Standard has Strong Legal Foundation in Clean Air Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26th, 2016 The DC Circuit Court of Appeals’ will hear State of West Virginia v U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (No. 15-1363) Tuesday morning in order to assess the legality of the first-ever domestic standard limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants, the Clean Power Plan. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme […]

17th of June 2016

June 21 Information Session on Elcon Hazardous Waste Burner Proposal

Clean Air Council, League of Women Voters, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and concerned Bucks County residents have been following proposals to construct a hazardous waste burner in southern Bucks County for years. Elcon Recycling Services’ current proposal would boil mercury, lead and cadmium along the Delaware River, 15 miles north of Philadelphia’s water intake. The forum […]

21st of March 2016

Statement from Pennsylvania citizens and organizations

February 3, 2016 Matt Walker,, 215-567-4004 x121 (Harrisburg, Pa. – February 3, 2016) Pennsylvania citizens, including many suffering from the harmful impacts of natural gas drilling, today again thanked Gov. Tom Wolf on his recent proposal for standards that will cut methane pollution from oil and gas operations. They stood alongside representatives of public […]

Thousands Demand

Megan Holleran, Impacted Landowner, (570) 709­3268, Coryn Wolk, Clean Air Council, (215) 567­4004 x107, Alex Lotorto, Energy Justice Network, (570) 269­9589, On Friday, February 26, we sent a letter to public pension funds around the country as the start of a nationwide campaign to demand that they divest from Williams Companies. Thousands […]

Clean Air Council Applauds White House Commitment

March 10, 2016 Matt Walker,, (215) 567-4004 x121 PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 10, 2016) – Today, the Obama administration announced that it will immediately begin developing standards to limit methane pollution from existing oil and gas operations. These safeguards are a necessary step in meeting the administration’s stated goal of reducing methane pollution from the […]

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