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2nd of January 2018

Clean Air Commute Awards 2018

The Clean Air Commute Awards are back, and Clean Air Council wants to reward companies and employees who prioritized sustainable commuting in 2017! Do you know a company that has provided bike racks, transit passes, flexible schedules, or even their own shuttles? Do you know someone who has braved snow and blocked bike lanes to […]


2nd of November 2017

Clean Air Council Joins Action Against EPA to Reduce Smog Across the Eastern U.S.

Contact: Joseph O. Minott, Clean Air Council, 215-567-4004, joe_minott@cleanair.org Christopher D. Ahlers, Clean Air Council, 215-567-4004, cahlers@cleanair.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA – October 30, 2017)  Clean Air Council, a non-profit environmental organization headquartered in Philadelphia is joining litigation filed this month against EPA by a coalition of public health, conservation, and environmental groups over the […]


1st of September 2017

Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Attempt to Delay Smog Protection for Delaware

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [September 1, 2017 – WASHINGTON D.C.]— A U.S. district court has denied EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attempt to delay action on a plan to clean up dangerous smog pollution in Delaware. The decision is a blow to the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back Obama-era rules preventing power plants, refineries and other […]


6th of July 2017

Staying Cool in a Changing Climate

A coalition of groups including the Philadelphia Health Department will be workshopping with seniors at the South Philly Free Library July 12 to provide solutions for extreme summer heat. Our previous June 28th workshop was a major success: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/health-science/item/105266-philly-workshops-help-seniors-avoid-heat-health-hazard http://www.greenphillyblog.com/philly/seniors-can-stay-cool-changing-climate/ CONTACT: Russell Zerbo, Advocacy Coordinator, rzerbo@cleanair.org 215-567-4004 ext. 130 A workshop on Extreme Heat and […]


10th of May 2017

Pennsylvania Coal and Coal Waste Power Plants

All pollutants in pounds per year, 2013. All percentages are portion of population living under poverty line within three miles. Coal Plant, Zip Code (MW) Bruce Mansfield 15077 (2741 MW) 33% 76,155 lead; 1,097 Mercury http://echo.epa.gov/detailed-facility-report?fid=110056969721 Brunner Island 17347 (1567 MW) 2,701 lead; 289 Mercury http://echo.epa.gov/detailed-facility-report?fid=110000601778 11 out of last 12 quarters in violation of […]


1st of May 2017

Donate to Clean Air Council and win box seats to the Devon Horse Show!

The Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest multi-breed equestrian competition in the United States. The Council is raffling off box seats from today through 5/09/2017 to the show with all proceeds going towards our 50th anniversary Legal Victory Fund! Five (5) winners will be randomly chosen from those who enter the raffle. Each […]


3rd of March 2017

Member Spotlight: Matt Mainhart

As a member-supported organization, Clean Air Council relies on a base of 8,500 individuals who donate time, resources, and money. Our members constantly inspire us with their ideas and dedication. Council Member Matt Mainhart recently merged his passion for protecting the environment with the importance of health and physical activity, founding AdventuremodeCo. Matt is a […]


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 […]


19th of January 2017

Clean Air Council Joins Women’s March on Philadelphia to Demand Climate and Gender Justice

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 March: 10am Logan Square to Eakins Oval Rally: 12pm – 3pm at Eakins Oval Pennsylvanians who care about environmental and social justice have the opportunity to set the tone for the future of our country by standing together as progressives over the next four years. On Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 AM, Clean […]


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 […]


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