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Exploring Erie, and an Emerging Presence

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
PennFuture aspires to play more of a role defending Lake Erie and the region’s water, and to build capacity for the Erie community to have a stronger voice in the halls of the Capitol and be a more integrated part of our statewide water campaigns. Read more

In the Headlights - 2020

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo says that 2020 will be an extremely important year for the environment, but work still remains to close out 2019. Read more

Tohickon Creek Is Saved...For Now

by Abigail M. Jones, Staff Attorney
The Department of Environmental Protection has pulled back from plans to downgrade the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County. Read more

Before You Leap, Learn About Your Water Quality

by Alice R. Baker, Staff Attorney
As you head out for a swim to cool off this summer, take minute to learn about what you are jumping into. Read more

The Problem with Pipelines

Picture courtesy of Sam Rubright/FracTracker Alliance
by Jared Stonesifer, Director of Media Relations
The burgeoning petrochemical movement is in its infancy in western Pennsylvania, but we’ve already experienced significant detriments to both the environment and private property because of fracking and pipeline accidents. Read more

PennFuture strongly opposes Tohickon Creek downgrade

by Jared Stonesifer, Director of Media Relations
On July 11, PennFuture’s legal team submitted comments to the state Department of Environmental Protection, strongly urging the agency not to downgrade the status of the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County. Read more

Artists Interpreting Climate Change, Part 3

Courtesy of Stacy Levy
by M. Travis DiNicola, Director of Development
PennFuture's Director of Development talks about the intersection of art and climate change. Read more

A Look at the 2018 Draft Integrated Water Quality Report

by Emily Rinaldi, Campaign Manager, Northeast Region, PennFuture
Pennsylvania is a water rich state with approximately 86,000 stream miles connecting more than 700,000 acres of lakes, bays, and wetlands. Protecting and monitoring such a high volume of the Commonwealth's waterways is a challenging but necessary task. Read more

Engaging on Environmental Concerns and Listening across the State: Meet the CEO Happy Hours

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo reflects on recent events held across the state. Read more

PennFuture Joins Forces with Franklin County Coalition for Progress for Presentation

by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
The community gathered to learn more about Climate, Stewardship and Environmental Justice. Read more

PennFuture's New CEO: Jacquelyn Bonomo

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
Meet Jacqui, PennFuture's new CEO who had been serving previously as the organization's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Read more

Meet the Donor: Ann Foster

by Susanne Whitehead, Director of Donor Relations
A monthly donors describes her support for PennFuture. Read more

The Fight for Our Air Quality: Join Us in Clairton

by Annie Regan, Western PA Outreach Coordinator
Breathless: An Air Quality Expo, will be held March 26. Read more

The Importance of Funding Environmental Public Interest Law

by Joy Braunstein, Chief Development Officer
PennFuture just argued one of the most important environmental cases in recent history in front of the PA Supreme Court. Read more

Taking Stock of the 2015-16 Legislative Session
Historic Attacks and Lost Opportunities

by PennFuture
The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s two-year session wrapped up with a flurry of last-minute activity, capping off months of historic attacks on environmental priorities. It was a tumultuous session characterized by numerous attempts to weaken environmental regulations, halt progress toward... Read more

What a Trump presidency means for our environment and future generations.

by Larry J. Schweiger
In the fallout of the 2016 presidential campaign, Larry Schweiger has some insight on what’s ahead. Read more

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