SEPTA’s new natural gas plant exemplifies environmental racism | Opinion

An op-ed in The Inquirer last week, titled SEPTA's new natural gas plant exemplifies environmental racism | Opinion, by Cindy Bass, for the Inquirer “Race is the biggest indicator in the U.S. of whether you live near toxic waste.” That’s what a Quartz author concluded after reviewing a 2016 study published in the scientific journal Environmental Research … Continue reading SEPTA’s new natural gas plant exemplifies environmental racism | Opinion

6 State Legislators Recognize Environmental Racism, Call To Rescind Air Permit for SEPTA Gas Plant

Just last week, before the 2nd appeal hearing before the L&I Review Board, 6 state legislators recognized environmental racism, and called on the Board to rescind the air permit for SEPTA's polluting gas-fired power plant in Nicetown. Check out the text below, or download a PDF copy. And please thank your legislators! June 8, 2018 Mr. … Continue reading 6 State Legislators Recognize Environmental Racism, Call To Rescind Air Permit for SEPTA Gas Plant

3 events fight for clean air, safe communities, and a livable climate

As summer heats up, groups committed to fight for clean air and water in Pennsylvania are ramping up the pressure on Governor Wolf, state legislators and regulatory agencies to stop pipelines that endanger our communities, halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, and make a plan to transition Pennsylvania to clean, renewable energy.  Three important … Continue reading 3 events fight for clean air, safe communities, and a livable climate

A state powered 100% by renewables, by 2050

A state powered 100% by renewables, by 2050. That’s the goal of a bill proposed by my state representative Chris Rabb last November. Since then, it has become a real bill in the PA House (see HB-2132) and Senate (see SB-1140), with over 63 bipartisan co-sponsors. We reviewed this bill and zoomed into their definition … Continue reading A state powered 100% by renewables, by 2050

Gas plant a step backwards, says state rep Rabb

This just in, from our own Rep. Chris Rabb, working with all of us to move PA to 100% renewable energy... See letter and video in support of our efforts. Dear SEPTA Board members We are writing this letter in opposition to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) proposed natural gas power plant to be located … Continue reading Gas plant a step backwards, says state rep Rabb

Climate group raises bar for transit agency

Local climate group, 350 Philadelphia, reviews Energy Action Plan for transit agency, and raises the bar. The feedback was presented at today's SEPTA board meeting, in the form of a letter to the Board, see below. Other groups that wish to sign on to this letter can write to 350philadelphia@gmail.com. The latest version, with list … Continue reading Climate group raises bar for transit agency

Our energy future – Responses to Citywide Clean Energy Vision

In November 2017, the City of Philadelphia published a draft document: Powering our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia (CEV). It’s a long-term vision that could achieve Mayor Kenney’s goals of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050 while emphasizing equity & health for all Philadelphians. The City’s Office of Sustainability (OOS) asked for feedback … Continue reading Our energy future – Responses to Citywide Clean Energy Vision

Protect Our Water: No Fracking Waste in the Delaware River

Please join us in taking action to stop the Delaware River from being polluted with toxic wastewater produced by fracking! The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a regulatory agency that is charged with protecting the watershed, has proposed allowing companies to dump wastewater produced by the gas industry into the river. Nearly 17 million of … Continue reading Protect Our Water: No Fracking Waste in the Delaware River

350 Philly Open Meeting – February 28th 2018

We cordially invite you to 350 Philadelphia’s next open meeting on Wednesday evening, February 28. Everyone is welcome, and we hope you can join us! We are excited to be re-launching our monthly meetings, which will take place on the last Wednesday of each month throughout 2018. Each month, we’ll update you about campaigns to defend … Continue reading 350 Philly Open Meeting – February 28th 2018

Thinking of an EV? Participate in Philly’s plans to ease the transition

Last August, our city formed a task force to develop an electric vehicle (EV) policy. Last week, they published their findings (Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force Final Draft), and now invite us to offer feedback. The public discussion will be tonight. WHEN: Thu Jan 25 2018 @ 6 WHERE:  Innovation Lab, 16th Floor, Municipal Services … Continue reading Thinking of an EV? Participate in Philly’s plans to ease the transition