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21st of March 2017

PA Communities Demonstrate Support for Critical Methane Emission Rules at State Capitol

Harrisburg, PA – On Tuesday, March 21st Pennsylvania residents, environmental organizations, and health professionals held a press conference to express support for Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to reduce methane emissions from new oil and gas operations. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released important measures in January to address methane pollution from new oil […]


10th of March 2017

Air Modeling and Citizen Science: Clean Air Council Releases Tool to Help Communities Fight Back and Protect Their Health

(MARCH 10, 2017) PHILADELPHIA, PA – In an effort to provide communities with tools to advocate for stronger air pollution laws and regulations, Clean Air Council released a white paper and made a presentation in Washington, D.C. at the National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program. Titled “Air Modeling as a Tool in Environmental Law […]


3rd of March 2017

Clean Air Council Statement on Scott Pruitt’s Undermining of Rulemaking for Existing Source Methane Pollution

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 3, 2017) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Thursday the termination of an information request about equipment and methane pollution from oil and gas industry operators across the country. EPA’s information request was a standard request by the EPA to seek data and direct input from operators. The […]


17th of February 2017

Clean Air Council Status Update on Legal Challenge to Mariner East 2 Water Permits

February 17, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) Early today, the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) denied the joint request of the Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Mountain Watershed Association for a temporary supersedeas in its appeal of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP’s) issuance of water permits that would allow Sunoco to begin construction on […]


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

RESIDENTS, GROUPS CALL ON POTTER TOWNSHIP TO DENY SHELL CRACKER PERMIT

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 joe_minott@cleanair.org “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 […]


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