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Clean Water Action Backs Philadelphia as it Takes on Pennsylvania in Court Over Plastics Ban

March 3, 2021

Clean Water Action on behalf of its 3,213 Philadelphia members came out today in support of the City of Philadelphia’s lawsuit challenging the Commonwealth’s pre-emption of Philadelphia’s plastic shopping bag ban.

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Historic Win! Ban on Fracking Adopted throughout Delaware River Watershed

February 25, 2021

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) banned fracking in the Delaware River Watershed today, affecting four states and water supplies for millions, after eleven years of raging debate and public discourse.

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Coalition Works to Provide Home Air Purifiers in Clairton

May 28, 2020

A coalition of community, health, and environmental organizations has been working to provide home air purifiers to help protect Clairton residents with respiratory and cardiovascular disease from the threat of ongoing pollution.

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Clean Water Action Responds to DEP’s Important Oil and Gas Rule Comment Period

May 26, 2020

This Saturday, May 23rd, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will publish a draft rule in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that will cut methane and air pollution from existing oil and gas operations.

Daily Air Update: Five straight days of unhealthy air in Mon Valley

December 26, 2019

Violations of federal air standards could continue through the weekend

Mon Valley Air Quality Reaches Unhealthy Levels Again: Clean Water Action Statement

U.S. Steel emissions at Clairton primary cause of severe air pollution event