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

Citizens Appeal AMS permit for SEPTA gas plant

On November 29th, 2017, Philadelphia's Air Management Services office (a division of the Department of Public Health) gave SEPTA the green light to build a fracked gas power plant in Nicetown. This is despite a packed public hearing on June 27th, hundreds of written comments opposing the plant, and requests from members of City Council … Continue reading Citizens Appeal AMS permit for SEPTA gas plant

Allies in City Council, Press Conference tomorrow

On Thursday November 30th, health professionals, residents, and environmental and social justice groups will gather at City Hall to urge Philadelphia Air Management Services (AMS) to not issue an air permit for the proposed SEPTA gas power plant. This event was planned in response to, and in support of, letters sent by Philadelphia City Councilmembers … Continue reading Allies in City Council, Press Conference tomorrow

Hey SEPTA, we want an emissions-free transit system!

Hey SEPTA! We want our trains, subways, trolleys and buses to be powered by 100% renewable energy. The City of Philadelphia has committed to ambitious renewable energy goals. Now it's time for SEPTA to do the same. This was the message delivered by 350 Philly and 15 other organizations last week. See below. 350philadelphia.org * … Continue reading Hey SEPTA, we want an emissions-free transit system!

Being part of the Quilt 6, arrested for blocking pipeline construction

People all across Pennsylvania, the US, and the world are resisting fossil fuel expansion. I am particularly humbled and inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux. Last year, they bravely stood up to protect our planet from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many indigenous nations, US army veterans and other allies joined them and endured water cannons, … Continue reading Being part of the Quilt 6, arrested for blocking pipeline construction