Environment

2019 ‘State of the Air’ Report for Harrisburg-Lebanon-York

The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report found that the 6-county Harrisburg-York-Lebanon metro area improved its annual average level of fine...

Pennsylvania Declares Eastern Hellbender as Official State Amphibian

Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by state officials and clean water advocates for the signing of Senate Bill 9, designating the Eastern hellbender...

BrightFarms, Inc. to Construct a Hydroponic Greenhouse and Create New Jobs...

Governor Tom Wolf announced that BrightFarms, Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new...

LED Energy-Saving Initiative Announced at Governor’s Residence Earth Day Celebration

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s 2019 GreenGov Executive Order, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf announced a new LED lighting initiative during...

On Earth Day, Senator Introduces Legislation to Address PFAS Contamination Crisis

Senator Maria Collett (D-Montgomery/Bucks) introduced two pieces of legislation to address the PFAS contamination crisis. SB 581 lowers the acceptable level of PFAS in our...

DEP Will Soon Begin Control Work for Black Flies

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin both aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 1,700 stream miles in 35 Pennsylvania counties to control...

Support of Renewable Energy Standards Modernization Bill

State Senators Steven J. Santarsiero (D-10), Art Haywood (D-4), Thomas H. Killion (R-9), and state Representatives Steve McCarter (D-154) and Carolyn Comitta (D-156), were joined by renewable energy...

Lawmakers announce ‘Zero Waste PA’ to address Single-Use Plastics, Litter and...

House lawmakers joined PennEnvironment to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms...

PSECU Encourages Members to Go Paperless for Earth Day

In support of Earth Day, April 22, Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, PSECU, is encouraging its members to contribute to national environmental sustainability efforts by selecting to...

Proposal Aimed at Cracking Down on Poachers and Conserving Wildlife

State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) announced legislation that would help law enforcement crack down on poachers and other forms of wildlife trafficking. “Poachers, traffickers, and...

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