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Pennsylvania shows the way toward a clean energy future

The Hill

After hearing oral arguments last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is now deliberating on a case that could determine the fate of the federal Clean Power Plan (CPP). Opponents of the CPP, which sets the nation’s first limits on carbon pollution from power plants, have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming regulatory overreach by the federal government. While much of the controversy has focused on industry and states, this is an issue of tremendous consequence to local government. That’s why the Cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh support the Clean Power Plan and defended the EPA in court.

Pollution from power plants in two states killed thousands of people last year

Grist

How poisonous are power plants? An estimated 2,300 people in the United States died prematurely because of Pennsylvania’s power plants just last year, according to a study out Thursday. Across the border in Ohio, power plants claimed another 2,130 lives last year. The healthcare bill for people suffering from power plants in both states hit $40 billion.

Environmental activists rally in Capitol for climate action, clean energy

Patriot News

Over the last two days, environmental activists have taken to the Capitol to halt legislation they believe is dangerous to the public's health and Pennsylvania's water and air quality.

Environmentalists Swarm Harrisburg To Lobby Lawmakers

WESA 90.5

Hundreds of environmental advocates are slated to gather in Harrisburg on Tuesday to lobby state lawmakers to reject bills they say would undermine the commonwealth’s clean energy and conservation programs.

Hundreds Rally in Harrisburg for Climate Action, Clean Energy

Public News Service

Hundreds traveled to Harrisburg today to rally for clean energy and climate action. Calling themselves Clean Power PA, the broad coalition of environmental advocates, health professionals, business interests and concerned citizens came from across the Commonwealth.

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