Pennsylvania Blog Posts

EPA is Studying Oil and Gas Wastewater

October 15, 2018

Last week EPA held a public meeting in DC to share updates and take public comment on the agency’s study of oil and gas wastewater, also known as produced water. The oil and gas industry has grown significantly in water constrained states around the country, like Texas and New Mexico, and has a long history of putting drinking water sources at risk, from California to Pennsylvania.

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Endorsements for the 2018 Pennsylvania Primary

May 3, 2018

We're proud to announce our endorsements in the 2018 Pennsylvania Primary on Tuesday, May 15.

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Rick Saccone’s Record Doesn’t Belong in Congress

March 5, 2018

When you combine his abysmal track record on environmental issues with his public boasts about being “Trump before Trump was Trump” it’s clear that Rick Saccone will further the dangerous actions of the Trump Administration.

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Strong methane protections for new oil and gas operations, but weak ones for existing operations?

February 1, 2018

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of celebrating a significant victory for air quality and health by finalizing strong controls for methane emissions from new oil and gas operations through updated permits. At the same time however, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are introducing weak concepts, draft ideas that could end up as policy proposals, to control emissions from the nearly 10,000 fracked wells and numerous oil and gas operations already in existence.

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A win for clean water in Pennsylvania

November 10, 2017

We didn’t have the Governor on our side. We definitely didn’t have the support of the Republican legislative leaders. And we were up against some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. And guess what? We WON!

Fight back against the Trump agenda

Resisting the ‘Trump Normal’

August 10, 2017

The first step on the road to ruin in a democracy is seduction, a good sales rap, and a charismatic pitchman who convinces us that a secure, prosperous  future is possible, but only he can get us there. That's what we're faced with now - a President seemingly ravaged by narcissism and paranoia, whose ego flames with popular passions who seems more concerned with satisfying his "base" than leading the country.