PAIPL Shares Challenge, Inspiration, Toolkit, and Events on Climate Advocacy

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): The end of August is a time of transition, even for those no longer connected to an academic calendar.  Friends with access to farmers markets (or green thumbs and good soil) are enjoying … Continued

Lawmakers Question Interior Secretary Over Whistleblower Reassignment

Posted at http://www.pogo.org/blog/2017/08/lawmakers-question-interior-secretary.html August 17, 2017 Joel Clement, a whistleblower who until recently served as director of the Interior Department’s Office of Policy Analysis. (Photo provided by Wilkenfeld Law) Bringing further attention to one of the most high-profile whistleblower cases to arise … Continued

Conservatives Oppose Decreased Oversight of Oil and Gas Industry

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-18/environment/conservatives-oppose-decreased-oversight-of-oil-and-gas-industry/a59064-1 August 18, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window One proposal in the Pennsylvania Senate’s budget bill would outsource review of oil and gas permits to private companies. (lalabell68/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. … Continued

Environmental Hearing Board Overturns Mining Permit

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-17/environment/environmental-hearing-board-overturns-mining-permit/a59053-1 August 17, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Polen Run is one of the few remaining water features in Ryerson Station State Park. (Center for Coalfield Justice) GREENE COUNTY, Pa. … Continued

Send Public Comment to Protect Special Areas in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

From the Alaska Wilderness League (http://www.alaskawild.org): Caribou in Alaska’s Western Arctic need your public comment by September 6. Located within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area provides calving grounds for the 40,000-head Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd, and … Continued

Tell Your Representative: Say NO to Bad PA Budget Bill that Puts Environmental Protections in Danger

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): You can make a huge difference. Right now, your state representative is deciding how to vote on a bad budget bill (HB 542 ) that would put important environmental protections in major jeopardy. The … Continued

Mariner East Drilling Settlement Offers New Protections

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-10/environment/mariner-east-drilling-settlement-offers-new-protections/a58925-1 August 10, 2017 – Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The Mariner East II project will carry natural gas liquids across 17 counties in Pennsylvania (Jay Phagan/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some Pennsylvania … Continued

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