President-Elect Trump is nominating Attorney General Pruitt to run the EPA. Pruitt, an avid climate change denier, has been the voice piece for the fossil fuel industry for years and has actively tried to destroy the EPA. See the Inquirer's article: President-elect Trump to Planet Earth: Drop Dead. The Senate can choose to reject AG Pruitt. So … Continue reading THIS IS NOT A DRILL

SEPTA’s November Board meeting

On November 17th, amidst chants of protest from an audience of more than 50 supporters of Fossil Free SEPTA, SEPTA Board voted to approve the plan for a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. We are grateful to everyone who came out to join our public filibuster! Since so many people packed the board room, … Continue reading SEPTA’s November Board meeting

Face to Face with SEPTA and the gas industry

Yesterday,  8 of us met with 12 people to discuss SEPTA’s gas power plant project at the Midvale Bus Depot. We expressed our frustration, that our concerns have been ignored for 6 months. We referred to community efforts in Toronto with Metrolink and in North Carolina with Duke University in rejecting fracked gas for electricity generation. … Continue reading Face to Face with SEPTA and the gas industry

Lessons from Penn Future’s Transportation Roundtable

Earlier this week, PennFuture hosted the event Standards for Cleaner Air: A Public Roundtable on Transportation Emissions in Philadelphia, a panel on green transportation that included keynote speaker State Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) and panelists moderated by Rob Altenburg, director of PennFuture's Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment. Panelists included: Erik Johanson, director of … Continue reading Lessons from Penn Future’s Transportation Roundtable

NY Banned Fracking: Why PA Should Celebrate

Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo paved the way for sustainability and modern social justice with an unprecedented ban on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. “I’ve never had anyone say to me, ‘I believe fracking is great,’ ” he said. “Not a single person in those communities. What I get is, ‘I … Continue reading NY Banned Fracking: Why PA Should Celebrate