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Environment

The Opportunity for Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia’s Rebuild Initiative

This picture, courtesy of the Philadelphia Water Department, shows Heron Playground’s Porous Surface.
by Lena Smith
Green Stormwater Infrastructure is integral to Philadelphia’s economy, environment, and social equity. 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

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

PennFuture Submits Comments Opposing the Dirty Water Rule, Engages More Than 1,400 Citizens to Do the Same

by Abigail M. Jones, Staff Attorney
On Monday, April 15, PennFuture submitted public comments opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed revised definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. Read more

New Definition of “Waters of the United States” Threatens Clean Water Act Protections

by Abigail M. Jones, Staff Attorney
On February 14, 2019, the federal agencies tasked with regulating our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act – the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers – issued a new definition of “waters of the United States,” which will dramatically limit the protections of the Cle Read more

D.C. Visit Marks Success for the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Day on the Hill Lobby Day on March 6, 2019 with Senator Bob Casey.
by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
PennFuture and clean water advocates from across Pennsylvania teamed up on March 6 for the annual Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC) Chesapeake Bay Day on the Hill. Read more

Final Farm Bill Signed into Law Marks Big Win for Conservation

by Ezra P. Thrush, Director of Policy, PennFuture
PennFuture's Policy Director explains how the bill will impact people across the state. Read more

Reducing Methane Pollution Requires Action Now

by Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center
A look at the latest steps being taken to reduce methane pollution in PA. Read more

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

A guest blog explores some of the sites funded by LWCF. Read more

Giving Thanks for Open Spaces and Fighting for LWCF

by Kelsey Krepps, Western PA Outreach Coordinator
The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects some of our most precious lands. Read more

Gratitude as an Attitude

by M. Travis DiNicola, Director of Development
Director of Development M. Travis DiNicola discusses Thanksgiving, and what it means to him. Read more

Clean Water Advocacy Workshop Teaches Participants to Take Action

by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
PennFuture and Trout Unlimited recently partnered during an event in Harrisburg. Learn more! Read more

Our Pocono Waters Forum Educates Community on Clean Streams

by Emily Rinaldi, Campaign Manager, Northeast Region, PennFuture
Emily Rinaldi, PennFuture's Campaign Manager for the Northeast Region, provides a recap of a recent event. Read more

Legislative Session Closes with Significant Environmental Fight

by Ezra P. Thrush, Director of Policy, PennFuture
An update from PennFuture's Director of Policy Ezra P. Thrush. Read more

PennFuture Celebrates Legal Victory for Exceptional Value Streams

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo discusses the latest legal victory in the Poconos. Read more

Lancaster County’s Road to Water Restoration

by Taylor Nezat, Campaign Manager for Watershed Advocacy, PennFuture
A look at the latest work being done to prevent water pollution. Read more

Register to Vote. Become an Informed Voter. Go Vote.

Exercise your right to vote and be prepared to make the best informed decisions you can make! Read more

House Bill 2154 Threatens PA Communities, Putting Polluters First

by Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center
Read the latest on a destructive bill moving through the State Senate and learn how you can help to stop it. Read more

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