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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

By Mayra Cuevas and Steve Almasy, CNN.  Updated 2:06 PM ET, Fri November 17, 2017. Photo caption/credit: Those who had warned against the pipeline’s approval for precisely these reasons and continue to worked tirelessly to prevent the construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) project, were among the first to respond to Thursday’s spill. (Photo: Tar (More...)

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Reality check: Pittsburgh’s air is still highly toxic

By LISA MINETTI.  Pittsburgh Post Gazette Op-Ed, NOV 12, 2017.   Photo credit  Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette. We brag about how we’ve cleared our skies, but they continue to poison us. Meanwhile, our leaders fail to act. Lisa Minetti is an independent learning designer and community volunteer with PennFuture and the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She was formerly (More...)

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Top Democrats stage anti-Trump revolt at Bonn climate summit

By DAVID SIDERS and EMILY HOLDEN,  11/12/2017. Politico. Photo credit: Martin Meissner/AP Photo BONN, Germany — A handful of Democratic governors and scores of other lawmakers and mayors are mounting an insurgency at the United Nations climate conference here, orchestrating a highly choreographed campaign to persuade world leaders that President Donald Trump doesn’t speak for the United States (More...)

Local/Regional News Road To Paris -- COP21, 22, 23

Ohio Accuses Pipeline Developer of Polluting Wetlands, AG Sues.

By  MATT REYNOLDS, Nov 6, 2017.  Courthouse News Service. CANTON, Ohio (CN) – Ohio filed a lawsuit Friday against the developer of the interstate Rover Pipeline, claiming it has discharged millions of gallons of drilling fluids into wetlands during the pipeline’s construction after numerous warnings and citations from regulators. Filing on behalf of the Ohio (More...)

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These proposed energy rules saddle Pa. with billions

Guest Editorial for PennLive by James Spencer and Greg Whetstone.  Nov. 5, 2017. A few weeks ago, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), intervene in state electricity markets to establish new rules that would have electricity consumers subsidize uneconomical coal and nuclear power plants. The proposal is theoretically (More...)

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Long-Awaited US Tax Reform Signals Continued Undermining Of Renewables

November 3rd, 2017 by Joshua S Hill.  In CleanTechnica. United States Republicans finally published their proposed tax plan this week to much ballyhoo and recriminations, not just among Democrats but also throughout the country’s renewable energy industry, which caught the short end of the stick and will likely lose thousands of jobs and billions in investments if the (More...)

Trump’s EPA has blocked agency grantees from serving on science advisory panels. Here is what it means

By Warren Cornwall Oct. 31, 2017, Science Insider. Scientists receiving grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., many of them leading university researchers, are being purged from the agency’s advisory boards. The move, announced today by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, bars scientists from serving on these boards if they are now (More...)

Climate Change Articles

U.S. People’s Delegation to COP23

The U.S People’s Delegation is a platform at COP23 to show the force of U.S-based communities and everyday Americans, including frontline communities, indigenous communities, communities of color, youth, advocates, and policymakers who are pushing for climate action on the city and state level despite the inaction of the federal government on climate, including their recent (More...)

Road To Paris -- COP21, 22, 23

Would you like to do something for the environment ? Go renewable !

Few campaigns require so little of the individuals to accomplish it, and be done 100%. Switch to renewable energy for the electricity supplied to your home is one of those. 30 min of effort, or less. Pennsylvania Utility Commission manages www.PApowerswitch.com. One enters ZIP, selects “Renewable Energy”, or “Renewable PA” (this is more ambitious, renewable energy (More...)

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PennFuture invites you to get informed, get angry and call out your #ToxicNeighbor

Op Ed in What’s Next for Pittsburgh by Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of PennFuture, Oct 4, 2017. Southwestern Pennsylvania has worked tirelessly in the last three decades to attract industries and businesses to our region that help communities and people thrive. In the process, we’ve reinvented our economy, a feat that has made the (More...)

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