Whether submitting comments to agencies or litigating on behalf of PennFuture members, our law team works diligently to protect Pennsylvania's environment. Here is a list of just some of our legal victories.
In a statewide matter we filed a petition to ask for regulation that would require coal-fired power plants to reduce mercury emissions by 90 percent. The regulation was subsequently overturned in federal court, but ultimately led to the passage of a strong federal mercury rule.
In Greene and Fayette Counties we successfully settled cases to enforce federal and state limits on dangerous soot air pollution from two coal-fired power plants.
In Southwestern Pennsylvania we obtained increased funding for renewable energy programs through intervention in a rate case proceeding.
In Allegheny County we helped win $1 million for a PA Sunshine grant program.
In Montgomery County we successfully opposed eminent domain procedures to take part of a preserved family farm.
In Butler County we stopped proposed construction of a residual waste landfill immediately adjacent to a state park.
In Dauphin County we stopped the reopening of a municipal waste landfill served by two-lane roads in a rural, historic valley.
In Monroe County we protected a high-quality stream from treated and ensured that trails and conservation areas would be created around the stream.
In Allegheny County we prevented hilltop removal and valley filling of streams on a 650-acre, undeveloped greenspace property.
In Fayette County we protected local water resources by challenging the renewal of a wastewater discharge permit.
In Luzerne County we protected endangered plant species by requiring accurate measurement and adequate mitigation of wetland disturbance.
In a statewide matter we obtained a ruling that requires Pennsylvania to provide for the perpetual treatment of polluted discharges from coal mines.
New Duke study finds no contamination from fracking in Arkansas
PennFuture Session Daze
Time to get creative on waste in Philly's biz districts
Energy Center Re: Energy
The best car EVER is our favorite color: Green.
A Bear in the Woods
Environmental Law Blog
Fracking Requires An Environmental Impact Statement
A Climate for Change
Flying in the face of logic