Pennsylvania

Salsa for Sustainability

Join Clean Water Fund on Friday, September 12 for a night of food, drinks, raffle, and a silent auction - RSVP here.  

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The night will feature live band Machete Kisumontao, dance performance and lessons by the Latin American Cultural Union, salsa tasting, awards, prizes and more!

2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Celebration

Boat House Row.jpgPlease join us at The Fairmount Rowing Association boathouse for our annual fundraising event to support Clean Water Fund's work to protect our water, our health and our future.

Get your tickets or learn more about sponsorship here!

This year, we have many wonderful items for auction including, a two night Ssay at a Vermont Bed and Breakfast with lift passes to a local ski resort, two round-trip Southwest Airlines Flights, a sailing tour, gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, theater and museum tickets, outdoor adventures and much more!

Failing to Enforce Fracking Rules

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Clean Water Action issues report on Pennsylvania’s lack of enforcement of gas drilling rules

Clean Water Action looked at how the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection did in 2011 for enforcing environmental rules on Marcellus Shale gas drilling companies.  Despite over one thousand violations, 9 out of 10 gas companies got off without paying a fine.

Download the report and learn more.

Fracking Wastewater Settlement!

clean water action reaches a settlement with pennsylvania sewage plant that was dumping fracking wastewater

Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Scorecard

Between November, 2011 and February, 2012, the Pennsylvania state legislature held a series of votes on HB 1950 (Act 13), a bill that proposed to overturn hundreds of local ordinances on gas drilling, while establishing the nation’s lowest impact fee and making minimal improvements to oil and gas regulations. Passage of Act 13 is the first significant legislation enacted in Pennsylvania since the Marcellus Shale gas drilling boom began over four years ago, and represents a giant step backward in environmental protection, especially through eliminating any local control over gas drilling. The Scorecard covers final passage votes as well as votes on floor amendments to the bill.

See how your state legislators scored by downloading the entire Marcellus Scorecard. Take action and hold your legislators accountable for their votes!

Environmental Organizations Challenge PA-DEP Claims of Adequate Oil & Gas Oversight

Agency’s response to Auditor General neglects to address water contamination issues from natural gas drilling

Harrisburg, PA – Environmental and citizen organizations sent Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary, Chris Abruzzo a letter today challenging the agency’s response to issues raised in Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s DEP Performance Audit, released on July 22nd. The audit identified serious flaws in the DEP’s oil and gas monitoring and enforcement programs.

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08/28/2014 - 07:02

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents Council’s resolution voicing unanimous support for EPA’s Clean Water rule

Philadelphia City Council, Environmental Protection Agency, Business Leaders, and Environmental Advocates Call For Stronger Protections for Local Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents Council’s resolution voicing unanimous support for EPA’s Clean Water rule
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08/06/2014 - 18:52

Hold Your State Legislators Accountable!

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Our state legislators betrayed their oath to preserve the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment when they voted to reopen our state forests and open our state parks for natural gas leasing as part of the budget.

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

Oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007, according to official determinations compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection that the agency is preparing to release for the first time.

State environmental regulators are planning to post the information on DEP’s website this month, but an early version of the spreadsheet was provided to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in response to an open records request.

The spreadsheet lists the 209 affected water supplies by county, municipality and the date regulators concluded that activities related to oil or gas extraction were to blame for contaminating or diminishing the flow to a water source.
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07/22/2014

Auditor General Issues Critical PADEP Audit

Pennsylvania Environmental Organizations Applaud Investigation’s Goals. Report's findings mirror concerns raised by Pennsylvanians dealing with water contamination

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07/22/2014 - 09:29
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