Report Calls For More Rail Inspections and Offers Common Sense Solutions and Immediate Fixes
Philadelphia - Today, the Wolf Administration released the findings and safety recommendations of its railroad consultant, Dr. Allan Zarembski, Ph.D., who was hired in April to investigate the rail infrastructure and the risks involved in the transport of crude by rail in Pennsylvania.
Final Rule continues to unnecessarily expose communities and the environment to more danger
Philadelphia, PA – Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Final Rule on Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains. The final rule confirms what many suspected – it is business as usual for the crude by rail industry. Despite the horrific oil train derailments that continue to occur across North America that have led to deaths, injury, and environmental damage, the public can continue to expect more oil train derailments for years to come.
Philadelphia, PA - Today, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Green Philly, PennFuture, and Tookany-Tacony Frankford/Watershed Partnership commended Councilman Mark Squilla and City Council for introducing single use bag legislation that would impose a small fee for any person(s) who uses a single use bag when making a purchase from a retail establishment. Reducing bags is an easy way to tackle the City's ongoing problem with trash that ends up in rivers and streams, clogs storm drains, and negatively impacts neighborhoods. Environmental organizations have been calling for the introduction of a bag bill for many, many months and are delighted by today's news.
Asbury Park, NJ--A press event is being held with US Senator Menendez, US Senator Booker, Congressman Pallone, a large contingent of environmental organizations, fishing groups, businesses, and civic groups to oppose the Obama Administration's plan to include sections of the Atlantic Ocean in the next 5-year oil and gas lease plan. The plan would allow for offshore oil drilling off the coast of Virginia in the next 5 years.
Washington - Last night the President vetoed S.J. Res 22, a “Resolution of Disapproval” under the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Clean Water Rule, the Administration’s landmark initiative to restore critical Clean Water Act protections to our nation’s streams, wetlands and other water bodies.
Clean Water Action President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released this statement: