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Pennsylvania Moms Respond to Covid-19
As we cope with the Covid-19 response in Pennsylvania, Moms Clean Air Force is holding all events virtually. Keeping our families safe is our top priority.
Hope will not be cancelled. We are stronger together, and a better future for our children keeps us motivated. All staff are working from home. We are meeting with each other and our lawmakers virtually, and we are exploring ways to best support Pennsylvania communities, especially those for which Covid-19 is an extreme hardship.
Pennsylvania moms fight for stronger protections against oil and gas operations.
For several years, Moms Clean Air Force’s Pennsylvania chapter has been working across the state to urge Governor Tom Wolf to enact the strongest possible controls to cut methane and other toxic pollutants from oil and gas operations across the state. In 2018, Moms celebrated a huge milestone when the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) finalized stronger permitting requirements for new and modified sources of methane pollution to protect families.
But we didn’t rest on our laurels; we immediately started working to push forward new rules to cut pollution from the tens of thousands of existing oil and gas operations throughout the commonwealth, and we continue that effort in 2020 as the DEP’s proposal to cut this dangerous pollution moves into the public comment phase.
Pennsylvania’s children deserve the strongest possible rule to cut oil and gas pollution from existing sources. We have a moral responsibility to ensure our kids have safe places to live, learn, and play.
Submit your public comment HERE.
Tell Governor Wolf to cut climate pollution to protect Pennsylvania’s children.
Pennsylvania Moms join members of Moms Clean Air Force across the country to demand stronger protections against deadly soot.
In May 2020, Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania joined more than 65 Moms Clean Air Force staff and volunteers from 18 states and DC to deliver testimony at the EPA’s virtual public hearing on PM 2.5, or deadly soot. In April 2020, Trump’s EPA proposed to retain the current standards for particle pollution, ignoring science and putting thousands of lives at risk. Even in the midst of a national public health emergency from COVID-19, moms participated in the public hearing in record numbers. It’s one of many ways Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania is continuing to engage in serious and consequential advocacy and outreach during the coronavirus pandemic.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania’s organizer Vanessa Lynch offered testimony, as did members from around the state including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Lehigh Valley.
Pennsylvania Moms educate the public on methane pollution and public health.
On March 31, 2020, Pennsylvania Field Organizer Vanessa Lynch co-hosted a public webinar titled “Methane Pollution and Public Health,” which explored the need for state-level protections from the oil and gas industry’s harmful methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) air pollution that puts public health at risk and contributes to climate change. The event attracted more than 120 participants, representing health care, public health, universities, environmental organizations, media, elected officials, the faith community, and the general public from across the nation.
Vanessa kicked off the webinar by acknowledging the impact of air pollution on health, defining methane pollution, and outlining policy solutions. Her presentation was followed by presentations by Dr. Marsha Haley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Wes Silva, Former Borough Council President, Marianna, Pennsylvania; Scott Smith, Communications Coordinator, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project; and Mitch Hescox, President and CEO, The Evangelical Environmental Network.
Watch the webinar here.
Parents demand answers to rare childhood cancers—pushing Governor Wolf to commit $3 million to studies exploring potential health impacts of the natural gas industry.
In November 2019, parents and families of children who have been diagnosed with rare pediatric cancers from some of the most heavily fracked counties in southwestern Pennsylvania joined Moms Clean Air Force and Physicians for Social Responsibility at the state Capitol for a public health symposium. While numerous state legislators were in attendance during a presentation on the impacts of oil and gas on children’s health, Governor Wolf was noticeably missing. After the presentation, the group of parents marched to Governor Wolf’s office to demand an investigation into the rare cancers that have impacted one too many children in their community. In response, Governor Wolf committed $3 million to investigations to explore the health impacts of natural gas on Pennsylvania children and families.
Governor Wolf commits to limiting carbon pollution from Pennsylvania’s power sector.
With the fifth dirtiest power sector in the nation, cutting carbon emissions from Pennsylvania’s electric utilities is critical to moving on a path to climate safety. On October 3, 2019, Governor Tom Wolf took a bold step toward achieving this goal by signing an executive order to direct the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to develop a rule to put a limit on carbon pollution from the state’s power sector. Mollie Michel, Project Manager for Moms Clean Air Force, issued the following statement:
“This laudable action from Governor Wolf to reduce climate pollution from Pennsylvania’s energy sector is an important step toward protecting our kids from dangerous climate impacts. Today’s action recognizes that the climate crisis is a grave threat to the health and future of our children. We applaud Governor Wolf for his commitment to doing right by our children.”
Pennsylvania joins the U.S. Climate Alliance.
On April 29, 2019, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, committing Pennsylvania to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. In his comments, Governor Wolf acknowledged climate change as the most critical environmental threat facing the world and reiterated his ambitious goals for Pennsylvania to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26% by 2025 and 80% by 2050 from 2005 levels.
“At a time when the federal government is unraveling vital air pollution protections, we applaud the steps that Governor Wolf continues to take on climate action in the Commonwealth and are heartened that Pennsylvania is now a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance.”
—Mollie Michel, Project Manager for Moms Clean Air Force
Pennsylvania commits to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
In January 2019, Moms Clean Air Force was proud to be present as Governor Wolf signed an executive order establishing the first statewide goal to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth will aim to achieve 26% reductions by 2025 and 80% reductions by 2050. This will be accomplished in part by procuring enough renewable energy to offset at least 40% of the commonwealth’s annual electricity use.
Pennsylvania moms celebrate state methane pollution cuts from new sources of oil and gas pollution.
In June 2018, after continued pressure from Pennsylvania moms, Governor Wolf upheld his commitment to cleaning up Pennsylvania’s air by regulating methane emissions from new oil and gas infrastructure. The protections are among some of the strongest in the country.
Moms Clean Air Force played a critical role in this victory. We led multiple press conferences throughout the state to encourage Governor Wolf and state legislators to support methane safeguards, garnering media hits in target markets; we hosted a Mama Summit in Harrisburg with legislators, health experts, faith leaders, environmental justice advocates, and moms urging Governor Wolf to finalize the methane regulations; we led hundreds of meetings with legislators in our home districts and in Harrisburg; we conducted “frackland tours” for Governor Wolf’s policy aids so they could see firsthand the impacts that fracking has on frontline communities; we collected thousands of names to add to a coalition petition of 10,000+ signatures encouraging Governor Wolf to act on methane; and we created a video to encourage Governor Wolf to move forward on standards for existing sources of methane pollution.
This victory highlights Governor Wolf’s leadership in enacting protections that will benefit future generations. However, Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania is keeping the pressure on so that Governor Wolf will move forward quickly to protect our families from the more than 11,000 existing wells and associated oil and gas infrastructure that are putting our kids and families at risk now.
Our mayors are pledging climate action.
At the local level, cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are among leading U.S. cities to pledge support for climate action and their commitment to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement and his administration’s denial of climate change. Pennsylvania moms have met with both mayors and their staff urging them to act on climate to address air pollution and protect our children’s health.
Educating policymakers on the dangers of methane leaks—and how natural gas companies can fix them.
In Pennsylvania alone, leaking methane from oil and gas infrastructure emits the equivalent greenhouse gases of nearly 2.8 million cars on the road each year. Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania is working to educate lawmakers and their staff on the dangers of methane leaks and how to detect them through a new, innovative virtual reality tool provided by Environmental Defense Fund. In September 2018, Moms Clean Air Force Project Manager Patrice Tomcik held a demonstration at the Pennsylvania State Capitol during which 58 people stopped by to learn about the issue and 22 used the methane virtual reality tool to “see” the scope of methane leaks from oil and gas infrastructure in Pennsylvania.
Asthma education and advocacy.
In Philadelphia, Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania sits on the Asthma Committee for the Philadelphia School District’s GreenFutures program, which works with partners to research asthma rates and identify asthma triggers in Philly’s public schools. We work to educate health care professionals, parents, and teachers about the connection between air quality and asthma, particularly in children. We also help support parents in sharing their concerns about air quality and asthma with their lawmakers, as well as provide advocacy training to parents to fight for stronger air quality regulations and a safer environment. Please contact us for user-friendly asthma education materials and information about advocacy training and support.
Our children are exposed to fracking and methane pollution.
Pennsylvania has a long history of fossil fuel extraction with coal, oil, and fracked natural gas and thus a long history of air pollution problems. Pennsylvania is the second largest natural-gas-producing state in the country and a significant contributor of natural gas pollution—methane. With tens of thousands of oil and gas operations leaking pollution that harms our children and contributes to climate change, Pennsylvania can do better, and moms are taking action.
New research shows that the methane leaking from natural gas infrastructure in Pennsylvania is over five times more than what companies report to the state. Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania is using an innovative virtual reality tool to demonstrate to lawmakers the feasibility of detecting methane leaks, the monetary savings from fixing these leaks, and how simple fixes and training for those working in fracking operations can help protect the children and families of Pennsylvania.
Studies have found that living close to natural gas operations is associated with negative health impacts, including asthma attacks, birth defects, respiratory diseases, neurological diseases, and even cancer. Children, with their developing organ systems, are especially vulnerable to these health impacts. Methane pollution safeguards would help clean up the air and protect Pennsylvania children’s health while reducing the effects from climate change.
Pennsylvania resident Jane Worthington and her family live with natural gas infrastructure in their community. Read her story here.
Our state must set carbon limits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Every state in the Northeast, from Maine to Virginia, has either established or proposed a limit on carbon pollution from its power sector—except for Pennsylvania. These limits are driving investment in lower-cost, zero-emission renewable energy sources while helping states meet their goals for cutting pollution. Pennsylvania currently has the fifth-dirtiest power sector in the country and is at risk of falling even further behind.
Pennsylvania needs to be a leader in carbon emission reductions and climate action, as well as bring 21st century energy solutions to the commonwealth. By reducing carbon pollution, toxic pollutants like mercury, soot, sulfur dioxide, and heavy metals that come from burning dirty fuels like coal in power plants will also be reduced. These reductions in air pollution can improve public health by lowering asthma attacks, heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, and even premature death.
Pennsylvania moms want carbon limits with measurable goals from the energy sector to address climate change and protect our children’s health.
Our children are breathing smog.
Air quality is a problem in many areas of Pennsylvania. Smog, or ground-level ozone, is created in the atmosphere when heat and sunlight combine with different types of pollution, including emissions from oil and gas operations. Smog irritates the lungs, triggers asthma attacks, interferes with normal lung development, and increases the risk of respiratory infections. Of the 36 counties that monitored air quality in 2019 for ozone levels, 33 counties issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day—indicating the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Pennsylvania has five cities that are are among the top 25 dirtiest cities for particle pollution, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg, according to the 2019 State of the Air Report by the American Lung Association. Particle pollution comes from cars, trucks, power plants, wildfires, and other sources. They can trigger strokes, heart attacks, asthma attacks, and premature death.
Moms Clean Air Force advocates at the local, state, and federal levels for safeguards that will curb this air pollution and help protect our kids from harmful pollutants.
Past Events › Pennsylvania
Want to see the future? Come to FutureFest 2019, and get a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, performance, science, hands-on activities, and fun for all ages. There’s a bright, sustainable future ahead to create and enjoy.Find out more »
Join Moms Clean Air Force and our partners, including State Representative Danielle Friel Otten, for a family-friendly community event to learn more about environmental action in PA, enjoy kid-friendly activities, and more! State and local solutions are especially important at a time when our federal government is rolling back critical health and environmental protections. On behalf of our community’s children, please join us to call for policies and practices that put our children’s health and well-being first.Find out more »
On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, Moms Clean Air Force will be standing with our children all across the country to demand transformative action to address our climate emergency. Millions will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you and your family to #strikewithus in Philadelphia.Find out more »
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania is joining HealthfirstPA, public health, and faith groups, as well as impacted residents, for a webinar about how methane leaked from the oil and gas industry poses a significant health risk to people living nearby – and how it’s increasingly to blame for natural disasters that threaten public health. Moms Pennsylvania Field Organizer Vanessa Lynch will be presenting. Tune in to find out why we have a moral responsibility to care for the planet and…Find out more »
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania is joining with organizations across the state for an online teach-in on April 19. The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day offers us an opportunity to renew our commitment to our planet. We will declare a climate emergency and call on everyone to help fight the expansion of petrochemicals, industrial pollution, and the harm that both inflict on people in our region. Learn how you can participate below.Find out more »
Join Pennsylvania field organizer Vanessa Lynch and West Virginia field organizer Leah Barbor for a Thursday morning kids' story time. Vanessa and Leah will read children's books about the environment and then share an easy activity or craft you can do with your child at home. Tune in on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at https://www.facebook.com/MomsCleanAirForceWestVirginia/ OR https://www.facebook.com/MomsCleanAirForcePA/Find out more »
Join Pennsylvania field organizer Vanessa Lynch and West Virginia field organizer Leah Barbor for a Thursday morning kids' story time. Vanessa and Leah will read children's books about the environment and then share an easy activity or craft you can do with your child at home. Tune in on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at https://www.facebook.com/MomsCleanAirForceWestVirginia/ OR https://www.facebook.com/MomsCleanAirForcePA/Find out more »
Pennsylvania field organizer Vanessa Lynch held a press conference with coalition partners from Evangelical Environmental Network and Environmental Health Project on July 27 to discuss the loopholes in the DEP’s proposed methane rulemaking and release the over 32,000 comments the coalition collected. Moms Clean Air Force contributed 4,200 of those comments. Watch the press conference here.
On June 25, Pennsylvania field organizer Vanessa Lynch and Project Manager Patrice Tomcik joined Moms Clean Air Force organizers from across the country to offer comment in a meeting with OMB officials on the EPA’s proposed methane rule.
On June 23, 24, and 25, 18 members of Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in the Department of Environmental Protection’s virtual public hearings on a new rulemaking covering existing sources of oil and gas pollution. Oil and gas operations are leaking, venting, and flaring dangerous climate pollution at alarming rates, making our air less healthy to breathe and the climate crisis worse. As the second-largest natural gas-producing state in the nation, Pennsylvania has a responsibility to step up and become a national leader in reducing harmful methane and air pollution from existing oil and gas infrastructure.
On June 17, Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania and partners hosted a virtual conversation about Pennsylvania’s oil and gas methane air pollution problem. The webinar provided background on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed rule to reduce harmful methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from existing oil and gas operations and information about how to submit public comments and participate in three virtual public hearings on the rule. View the webinar here.
In June Pennsylvania field organizer Vanessa Lynch and West Virginia field organizer Leah Barbor launched Moms Read for Our Future, a weekly virtual story and craft time.
Project manager Mollie Michel participated in a Facebook Live roundtable with Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, the Citizens Climate Lobby, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, Clean Air Council, and the Public Interest Law Center. Participants discussed keeping our air clean and protecting communities from environmental deregulation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the video here.
Field organizer Vanessa Lynch participated in town halls with Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Sara Innamorato, and Rep. Summer Lee, asking each legislator what they were doing to reduce air pollution and protect Pennsylvanians’ respiratory health in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania joined with organizations across the state for an online teach-in on April 19. See field organizer Vanessa Lynch’s presentation on fracking here.
Pennsylvania field organizer Vanessa Lynch co-hosted a public webinar titled “Methane Pollution and Public Health,” which explored the need for state-level protections from the oil and gas industry’s harmful methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) air pollution that puts public health at risk and contributes to climate change. Watch the webinar here.
On February 6, Moms Clean Air Force moms and kids met with Representative Fitzpatrick to talk about the importance of climate action to protect children’s health.
Members of Moms Clean Air Force from around the country, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas, testified in Dallas at the only public hearing on the EPA’s proposed repeal of the methane rule. Read more here.
Pennsylvania organizer Mollie Michel attended the Pennsylvania State Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hearing about the June explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery in Southwest Philly. Read her press statement.
Members of Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the sixth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
On March 18, members of Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania traveled to Washington, DC to testify in support of the lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) at EPA’s hearing on their proposal to undermine MATS.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-hosted a meet and greet with Pennsylvania State Representative Lindsey Williams with Clean Air Council and Penn Environment.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania field organizer Mollie Michel and volunteers met with members of Congress in DC about the dangerous nomination of Andrew Wheeler to head EPA. On January 16, Moms Clean Air Force members (including kids!) attended Wheeler’s nomination hearing to make it clear that as an ex-coal lobbyist, Wheeler is unfit to run EPA. View photos from the meetings and hearing here.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-hosted a meet and greet with Pennsylvania State Representative Summer Lee with Clean Air Council and Penn Environment.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-hosted a meet and greet with newly elected Pennsylvania State Representative Sara Innamorato with Clean Air Council and Penn Environment
Pennsylvania Moms attended a press conference during which Governor Wolf announced his executive order to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26% by 2025 and 50% by 2050.
Oil & Gas Specialist Patrice Tomcik co-hosted a Fox Chapel Area Cares community meeting with the Environmental Integrity Project.
Oil & Gas Specialist Patrice Tomcik tabled at an event sponsored by Breathe Project titled “Protecting Our Communities: Environmental Challenges from Fossil Fuel Extraction in SWPA.”
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a community education event for the Fox Chapel Area School District.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the League of Women Voters Shale Gas Symposium.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at the Interfaith Power and Light conference on Facing the Climate Crisis: Called to Save Our Sacred Home.
Field organizer Mollie Michel spoke on a panel in Philadelphia titled “Clean Energy Panel: Impacts of Environmental Rollbacks on PA” hosted by PennFuture.
Oil & Gas Specialist Patrice Tomcik attended the O’Hara Township council planning session to give some ideas for strengthening their amendment to the oil and gas ordinance. The council members said they are open to ordinance changes. Community members asked about bonding and areas that would be open for oil and gas development.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania partnered with Physicians for Social Responsibility for a methane program “PA Health Check Up: Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Development Industry from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia” in Pittsburgh and Philly. Field organizer Patrice Tomcik was a presenter.
Oil & Gas specialist Patrice Tomcik gave a presentation on the petrochemical buildout in Pennsylvania to United Methodist Women.
Field organizer Patrice Tomcik was trained on how to use the Environmental Defense Fund’s methane virtual reality tool. Patrice showed legislators and staffers how to use it during a virtual reality tool demonstration held at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Members of Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania testified in support of Clean Car Standards at a hearing in Pittsburgh.
Field organizer Patrice Tomcik partnered with Lois Bjornson of Clean Air Council to host a Frackland tour. Attendees included M. P. Tomei, the Director of Outreach for state Senator Daylin Leach, and Richard Fox, Executive Director for state Representative Mike Carroll.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania presented at a back to school event in Fox Chapel.
Field organizer Mollie Michel spoke at Philadelphia’s Beat the Heat Rally & Press Conference along with representatives from the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, PennFuture, PennEnvironment, Interfaith Power & Light, and others.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a telepresser focused on the state release of the Moms Clean Air Force methane public health report: Face to Face with Oil and Gas: Voices from the Front Lines of Oil and Gas Pollution.
Members of Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Governor Tom Wolf has kept his promise to Pennsylvania families to help clean our air by removing harmful air pollution with a June 7 announcement on finalized methane general permits. The general permits—GP-5 and GP-5a—call for, among other provisions, accelerated leak detection and repair of methane emissions from new sources of oil and gas operations and infrastructure and are a critical step to protecting the health and welfare of Pennsylvania children and communities. This has been a fight that Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania has dedicated 3 1/2 years to, and we won’t stop until the methane source rules are in place for the thousands of existing oil and gas operations.
Moms Clean Air Force and PennEnvironment hosted a public forum to archive Philadelphians’ ideas and opinions regarding the potential changes in Clean Car Standards.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at the American Lung Association Expo.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a rally for Clean Air and a Clean Budget in Harrisburg.
Field organizer Mollie Michel spoke at press conference about the School District of Philadelphia/EPA Region 3 launch of its anti-idling campaign.
Field organizer Mollie Michel testified at a Philly City Council hearing regarding indoor air quality in public schools and childhood asthma rates.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania embarked on a kayak trip on the Schuylkill with Defend Our Future to view and learn more about the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery and its toxic past and present.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a press conference and petition delivery to Indiana Township Supervisors.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Mama Summit at the Capitol in Harrisburg along with Defend Our Future, Deep Green Philly, United Methodist Women, State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, and others to demand that the Pennsylvania General Assembly put the health of Pennsylvanians before the interests of the oil and gas industry.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at the March for Science.
Field organizer Patrice Tomcik presented on fracking at a meeting of the United Methodist Women district heads in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania joined PennEnvironment, Clean Air Council, Philadelphia City Council members, and health care professionals to rally for clean air at Philadelphia City Hall.
Field organizer Patrice Tomcik spoke at a press conference for the release of Penn Environment’s “Toxic Ten” report, highlighting the 10 active facilities emitting the most toxic air pollution in Allegheny County, which contribute to the health risks posed by air pollution.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania helped organize a health summit titled “Fracking in Fox Chapel: What to Expect.” Speakers included Patricia Demarco, PhD, Ryan Hamilton, Esq, James Fabisiak, PhD, John Stolz, PhD, Ned Ketyer, MD, and Lois Bjornson, Impacted Mother.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-hosted a press conference at Governor Wolf’s Philly office to call on him to enact stronger rules in Pennsylvania for methane pollution. Partnering with Defend Our Future, the event brought Moms & Millennials together to call on the Governor to #ActOnClimate by curbing methane pollution from natural gas operations.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a health summit in Sewickley Hills titled “When Fracking Is Your Neighbor.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania joined Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, Councilwoman Reynolds-Brown, and PennEnvironment for a Clean Power Plan Citizens’ Hearing in Philadelphia.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a holiday-themed rally at Philly EPA focused on EPA budget cuts and the Clean Power Plan repeal.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania spoke at a press conference and testified at DEP’s Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania, accompanied by nine elementary school kids, paid a visit to Mayor Jim Kenney’s office to deliver holiday thank you cards and pictures to thank him for his commitment to protecting the standards of the Paris Climate Accord.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania held a health summit on the Impacts of EPA Budget Cuts at Philadelphia City Hall.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the United Methodist Women fracking tour and presentation.
On November 30, Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at an event titled “The Real Health, Economic, and Climate Crisis Costs of Fossil Fuels to Southwestern Pennsylvania and Next Steps.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-hosted a press conference in Philadelphia to highlight a landmark report, co-authored by Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), that demonstrates the specific health risks from airborne pollutants caused by oil and gas operations impacting African American communities in Pennsylvania.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania testified at the Adams Township public hearing on an oil and gas ordinance for compressors.
Field consultant Christine Dolle spoke at #StillIn Philadelphia Day of Action.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the League of Women Voters Public Health Shale Gas Symposium.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Bell Acres Health Summit: What to Expect When Fracking Is Your Neighbor.
Field consultant Patrice Tomcik served as a panelist at the People vs. Oil & Gas Summit in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a lobby day in Harrisburg to stop bad environmental amendments from being attached to the Pennsylvania Severance Tax.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan Meeting.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania partnered with PennEnvironment and others for the Clean Cars 5th Birthday Party at Philadelphia City Hall.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania spoke at an Oil & Gas Threat Map press conference in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the PA Conference for Women.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with lawmakers and urge them to protect EPA’s budget.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Play-In for Climate Action in Philadelphia featuring Ants on a Log.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania organized, participated in, and spoke at a press conference and lobby day in Harrisburg focused on methane pollution and health.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a press conference holding Governor Wolf accountable for a bad budget, which threatens environmental and public health protections.
Moms Clean Air Force spoke at the North Hills Healthcare townhall.
Moms Clean Air Force participated in the “GASP for Clean Air! Sources, Symptoms, and Solutions” exhibit.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the “Beat the Heat” People’s Climate Hearing in Philadelphia.
Field consultant Patrice Tomcik testified at the Wilmington Township public hearing regarding health impacts to children when placing natural gas operations near where they live, learn, and play.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Play-In for Methane Protections in New Wilmington.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members attended the 2017 Play-In for Climate Action in Washington, DC, where they met with Senator Casey and Senator Toomey’s staff.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members testified at an EPA Public Hearing on the Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards: Proposed Three-Month Stay and Two-Year Stay held at the William Jefferson Clinton-East U.S. EPA building in Washington, DC.
Field consultant Christine Dolle, Clean Air Kids, and a volunteer participated in State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky’s Climate Alliance Resolution Press Conference in Harrisburg.
Field consultant Christine Dolle and Clean Air Kids attended the “Officials Announce Further Steps in Commitment to Fight Climate Change” press conference at Philadelphia City Hall. Mayor Jim Kenney officially became the 100th mayor to join “Mayors for 100 Percent Clean Energy.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended and spoke at a Climate Alliance Resolution Press Conference featuring Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a workshop on Health, Air Quality, & Philly’s Energy Future hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Philly Thrive.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Pennsylvania DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Harrisburg.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a “Fresh Air” lesson at Sister Cities Park.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania organizer Christine Dolle spoke at a town hall event: “(With or Without) Senator Pat Toomey.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a press conference in Harrisburg holding Governor Wolf accountable for promises to cut oil and gas pollution.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in the Walk for Green Jobs and Justice.
Field consultant Christine Dolle was nominated for a Free Library of Philadelphia “Reading Hero” award by her local children’s librarian for the series of “Every Breath We Take” book readings she conducted in South Philadelphia branches this past fall.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a press conference and lunchbox art installation in Philadelphia on World Asthma Day to highlight the 77,000 kids who miss school every day because of asthma. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown gave remarks at the press event.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Pittsburgh World Asthma Day press conference. Speakers included Deborah Gentil, MD, Director of Allergy/Asthma Clinical Research, Pediatric Alliance; Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County Controller; and Rachel Filippini, Executive Director GASP.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored “Making the Connection” with Dr. Stephanie Lovinksy-Desir, a pediatric pulmonologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, who discussed her research on physical activity, black carbon exposure, and airway inflammation in urban youth.
Moms Clean Air Force co-sponsored a presentation in Butler, PA, “Butler County: Protecting Your Family’s Health when Fracking is Your Neighbor”.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania spoke at Greenfield Earth Day.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored the People’s Climate March in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored FutureFest 2017.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored the March for Science in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended an air pollution parade press conference at Governor Wolf’s Pittsburgh office.
Field consultant Patrice Tomcik spoke at a press conference focused on the Penn Environment release of a new report on high ozone and particulate matter in cities.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania provided comments for the state DEP environmental justice listening tour in Greene County.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a town hall for Senator Casey.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended and tabled at Run for Clean Air.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Mama Summit in Harrisburg. Parents and concerned citizens united to tell state leaders that we’re paying attention to their actions and to call for limits on air pollution from the oil and gas industry.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania field consultant Christine Dolle and two “super volunteers” attended a meeting with Congressman Pat Meehan (R) in Springfield.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a town hall meeting at Senator Reschenthaler’s office.
Moms Clean Air Fore Pennsylvania tabled at Air Quality Expo in Clariton.
Moms Clean Force Pennsylvania and partners held a press event outside the EPA building in Philadelphia to thank U.S. Senator Bob Casey for his vote of “no” against the nomination of Scott Pruitt and hold Senator Pat Toomey accountable for protecting our children’s health!
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a group meeting with Senator Toomey at the Pittsburgh Federal building.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended Pennsylvania Green & Healthy Schools Forum in Harrisburg.
Moms Clean Air Force parents and kids gathered outside Senator Toomey’s Philadelphia office to make it clear: We love clean air!
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended “The Future of Climate Action in 2017: A Discussion with Senator Casey” at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania field consultant Christine Dolle attended and spoke at a startup meeting for Indivisible Philadelphia.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted “Community Listens: Natural Gas Impacts in Southwestern PA”—a community listening session with event tables, an education panel, and opportunities to record thoughts and stories about natural gas development that will be given to Governor Wolf, EPA, and Senators Casey & Toomey.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in the Women’s March on Philadelphia, part of a network of marches held across the country.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members traveled to Washington, DC, to speak to their senators about the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head EPA, a nomination that threatens our kids’ health.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a “Day Against Denial” event—“Tell Our Senators: No Climate Deniers in the Cabinet”—in Philadelphia.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a Tuesdays with Toomey event in Philadelphia to raise awareness around clean air and kids’ health.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended an Adams Township planning commission meeting.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania testified at a DEP AQTAC meeting in Harrisburg.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended a Mars court hearing in front of DEP Environmental Hearing Board in Erie.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended Beaver ethane cracker DEP Shell water discharge NPDES application meeting and hearing.
Moms Clean Air Force joined “What Clean Air Advocates Can Do, Post-election” at Philadelphia’s DiSilvestro Recreation Center in the South Philadelphia Health and Literacy Center.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania, along with partners, met with Rep. Jordan Harris to discuss climate and clean energy issues.
Field organizer Christine Dolle tabled as part of Philly CUSP’s (Climate & Urban Systems Partnership) “Climate City” at Franklin Institute’s speaker series “The Waterways of a Changing Climate.”
Field organizer Christine Dolle tabled at the Ants on a Log children’s musical “Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline!”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members attended a rally in Solidarity with Standing Rock.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended PennFuture’s Post-Election Forum: The Future of Pennsylvania’s Environment, where Senator Bob Casey delivered the keynote, remarking, “One of the things that moved me was the impact on children. I feel duty-bound and determined to keep fighting on this issue.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a back-to-school press event focused on methane at Fort Cherry supervisors meeting to raise awareness about a third well pad that was to be voted on directly after press event. The third well pad was approved by the Mt Pleasant supervisors.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Read-In of “Every Breathe We Take” at Beaver County Library.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania member Amy Nassif hosted a GOTV house party.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at the 11th annual Greenfest Philly.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Play-In for Clean Air at Dilworth Park. Attendees included Senator Bob Casey, Mayor Jim Kenney, and state Representative Donna Bullock.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania held a Play-In for Pollution Control in Beaver. Families gathered at the Irvine Park Gazebo for some fun play time and to raise awareness around air pollution.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a “School’s Out Food Drive” contributing to the over 4,542 pounds of food collected by Moms Clean Air Force chapters nationwide.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at a Guster concert in Philadelphia.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended Health & Shale Gas Development: State of the Science hosted by Environmental Health Project.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in a Clean Power Plan Lobby Day.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania tabled at Philadelphia Art in the Open Family Day.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in an Asthma Workshop with James Blaine Elementary parents.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended League of Women Voters’ THRIVE: Sustainable Energy, Jobs & Economic Development.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania led a press conference in Harrisburg highlighting the impacts methane pollution has on the health of unborn babies, pregnant women, and children. Moms Clean Air Force members met with staff from Senator Vance’s office, Sam Robinson from Governor Wolf’s office, and Senator Haywood’s legislative director. Discussion centered around the need for stronger protections for our children’s health, including moving forward with Chapter 78 and 78a.
National Field Director Gretchen Dahlkemper and Field Organizer Patrice Tomcik provided important voices for presentations at the Democratic Senate Policy Committee hearing regarding unconventional natural gas extraction under the Lake Erie Watershed.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania served as a co-facilitator for the Healthy School Summit.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a World Asthma Day Mama Summit in front of Philadelphia City Hall.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Philly Climate Story art exhibition.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania participated in Environmental Day at Mars Elementary school.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted “Arm Yourself with Knowledge”, a community outreach education program in New Wilmington.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted an Earth Day event at Smith Playground.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended “Power Up with the Sun in Butler County” Solar education program.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended “Arm Yourself with Knowledge” community outreach education program in New Wilmington.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended Greenfield Elementary School Earth Day.
Moms Clean Air Force participated in the Run for Clean Air.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a “Read-in” at Fairmount Water Works Museum.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored the Josh Fox film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things That Climate Can’t Change” at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored “SouthWest Environmental Health Project Spring Tour 2016,” which presented new information on the physical, mental, and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.
Patrick Tomcik served as panelist at “Waterfall Vision” activist panel and art exhibit at 707 Gallery in Pittsburgh. The exhibit featured artist Jennifer Meyers and Shaun Silfer with discussions about the impact gas development is having on the environment.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored “Arm Yourself with Knowledge,” a community program and interactive panel discussion on unconventional gas development—fracking—in an informal setting.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania co-sponsored a film screening and panel discussion on climate justice and faith.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a “Read-In” at Sheppard Elementary for Literacy Day.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority public hearing about the proposals for the Southport facility including possible expansion of the PES oil refinery.
Moms Clean Air Force attended a press conference at Pittsburgh DEP highlighting Marsha Haley, MD, published paper, “Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus, Barnett, and Niobrara Shale Plays.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Green Gala at Comcast Center.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Valentine’s Day gathering at Smith Playground, where parents and caregivers learned more about air pollution, climate change, and children’s health while children made “I Love Clean Air” Valentines to be sent to key officials as part of a heartfelt ask for strong clean air standards.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a press conference on fracking pollution and children’s health and met with Governor Wolf’s office, which announced a pledge to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Pittsburgh State of the Union Watch Party.
Moms Clean Air Force attended “Your Concerns About Air Quality, a public event for anyone living with or concerned about unconventional oil and gas development.
Moms Clean Air Force delivered signatures asking Governor Wolf to set regulations for methane emissions to his office in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force participated in the Building Blocks for Climate Action Rally and March at the Pitt Student Union, along with a broad array of organizations and groups, friends and family united on the final day of global action.
Moms Clean Air Force attended the Beaver County Proposed Ethane Cracker public meeting. The meeting began with a presentation by the Clean Air Council, which discussed fence-line monitoring and other health-based standards.
Field organizer Patrice Tomcik served as a panelist at PennFuture’s Conservation Summit in Harrisburg. Patrice spoke about the impacts of air pollution from the fracking industry, the experiences of the Mars Parent Group, and gas development impacts on the health and safety of Pennsylvania’s children.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended and tabled at the Pennsylvania Shale & Public Health Conference.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a press conference in Erie in advance of the DEP Clean Power Plan public listening session. Moms met with Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Quigley to discuss America’s Clean Power Plan and the need to regulate methane from existing sources.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania attended the Pennsylvania Green and Healthy Schools meeting in Harrisburg and rejoined the steering committee for 2016.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania met with Dr. Albert Presto, Mechanical Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University, to discuss his research on air emissions around unconventional gas well pads and compressor stations.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania partnered and attended the Philadelphia screening and discussion of “Merchants of Doubt.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania spoke at a press event for the release of “Dangerous and Close: Fracking near Pennsylvania’s Most Vulnerable Residents.”
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members gathered in Harrisburg for the second annual Pennsylvania Mama Summit. Pennsylvania parents spoke about the health impacts of pollution in this traditional coal state currently booming with fracking activity, as well as their concern for global warming and the state’s impact on the entire globe. Moms, teachers, scientists, and health professionals visited more than 100 legislative offices—including meeting with Governor Wolf—asking them to cut carbon and methane pollution.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a Play-In to support America’s Clean Power Plan in Pittsburgh.
Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members gathered at the state capitol in Harrisburg to call on elected officials to take climate action. During the event, four female elected officials spoke about their journey to public office and took questions from the audience. The bipartisan panel included Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, Cumberland Commissioner Barb Cross, Rep. Kate Harper, and Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper. The theme that emerged from the panel, and the spirit that pervaded the day, was, “Don’t assume someone else is taking care of your issue!” It was a perfect lesson in activism and something our Mama Summit participants were doing already. By being there, they were taking charge of their children’s health and future.
Students from Philadelphia traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to deliver hundreds of comments in support of EPA’s carbon rule on new power plants. That afternoon the students and Moms met with the offices of both Senator Casey and Senator Toomey to share why they are concerned about climate change and its impact on their futures.
As a key member of Philadelphia’s Urban Sustainability Forum (USF), Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania hosted a USF forum on children’s health and air pollution. Health experts from University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and Physicians for the Underserved spoke about the devastating impacts of toxic air pollution on our children’s health.
- StateImpact Pennsylvania, DEP urged to close ‘loopholes’ in new regulation on VOCs and methane
- WHYY, Pa. DEP urged to close ‘loopholes’ in new regulation on VOCs and methane
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Protect our climate and our children
- Observer-Reporter, Hearings enable residents to speak on methane emissions
- Public News Service, DEP Holds Virtual Hearings on Emissions Rule
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cut Pollution
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, We need to protect the air we breathe
- Philadelphia Observer, Some cracker plant workers return; local shop selling online
- Press Release, Pennsylvania Moms are outraged at EPA’s attack on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in the midst of a global respiratory pandemic: Sabotaging these standards is an unforgivable assault on our health
- Erie News Now, Pandemic Has Unprecedented Impact on Schools and on Future of 55 Million Children
- Next Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory will host April symposium on air quality in Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Protect the health of our kids, families
- Press Release, Pennsylvania Methane Pollution Standard Advanced by DEP Environmental Quality Board; Moms Clean Air Force Applauds this Important Step Toward Establishing Statewide Methane Protections for Existing Sources of Oil and Gas Pollution
- KYW Newsradio, What Philly-area teens really think of Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’
- Press Release, Moms Clean Air Force’s Pennsylvania Chapter Applauds the Introduction of the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019
- Public News Service, “EPA Holds Only Hearing on Eliminating Methane Regulations
- The Keystone Paper, “Climate on Tap” held at Kutztown Tavern
- Press Release, Pennsylvania Moms Testify to Oppose Trump’s Plan to Gut Critical EPA Methane Safeguards for Families
- Press Release, Moms Clean Air Force Applauds Governor Wolf’s Decisive Action on Climate
- Public News Service, PA Pushback on EPA Plan to Eliminate Methane Regulations
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Trump administration’s rollback on methane limits could have a negative impact on Pa.
- Press Release, Moms Clean Air Force Opposes Trump’s Plan to Gut Critical EPA Methane Safeguards for Pennsylvania Families
- Press Release, PA Moms Join Members of Congress on Capitol Hill as Part of Sweeping Movement for Climate Solutions
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia refinery that caught fire is city’s biggest single polluter
- Press Release, Moms Applaud New Bill to Cut Methane Pollution and Protect Pennsylvania Families
- KDKA News Radio, 1Thing: Join Moms Clean Air Force To Unite Against Air and Climate Pollution
- Energy Foundation, Pennsylvania Moms Demand a Clean Energy Future
- KYW News Radio, Mother Nature’s growing battalion of Philly parents
- Truthout, EPA Decides Not to Regulate Fracking Wastewater as Pennsylvania Study Reveals Recent Spike
- Nation of Change, EPA decides not to regulate fracking wastewater as Pennsylvania study reveals recent spike
- PBS, Do We Still Need the Clean Air Act?
- BCTV, Moms Tell EPA “Keep Clean Air Regs”
- Penn Live, Don’t roll back the mercury standard | Opinion
- Public News Service, Moms Tell EPA “Keep Clean Air Regs”
- Erie Times-News, Pa. power sector needs to reduce carbon emissions
- Press Statement, Pennsylvania’s Children Have Gained Dramatically from Toxic-Limiting Rule Now Under Threat
- Spit That Out!, The Budget Activist: How to Lobby Your Elected Officials
- Press Release, Moms Clean Air Force Responds to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s Visit to Marcellus Shale Conference in Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Our children are counting on us
- PRX, Clean Rides for Kids
- KYW Newsradio, Climate change advocates demand Trump administration lay out clean air standards
- Insurance News Net, Advocates Rally for Climate Action in Center City
- Montgomery News, LETTER: Value our children’s health over industry
- Pennsylvania Council of Churches Ministry of Public Witness, Report Puts Human Face on Impacts of Oil and Gas Pollution
- Public News Service, Report Puts Human Face on Impacts of Oil and Gas Pollution
- Pennsylvania Telepresser Audio Recording, NEW REPORT: Trump Administration Attacks on Methane Safeguards Threaten Rural and Urban Families, Adds to Pollution Burden of Vulnerable Populations
- Press Release, NEW REPORT: Trump Administration Attacks on Methane Safeguards Threaten Rural and Urban Families, Adds to Pollution Burden of Vulnerable Populations
- BCTV, Trouble in the Air: Pennsylvania’s Health at Risk with High Numbers of Dirty Air Days in 2016
- The Philadelphia Citizen, Do Something: Stand Up for Clean Air
- 90.5 WESA, Parents Concerned About Fracking Near Fox Chapel Schools
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Efforts to curb methane pollution from future sources are good news
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania adopts new controls for cutting methane from shale gas wells
- Press Statement, Pennsylvania Families Cheer Gov. Wolf’s Action to Combat Oil and Gas Air Pollution
- Pennsylvania Business Central, Fracking riles residents in Pittsburgh’s northeastern suburbs
- Video, Mama Summit 2018
- KYW Newsradio, Advocates for electric buses cite cutbacks in cost, pollution
- WPXI News, Residents upset about expanded fracking in Fox Chapel neighborhood
- WPXI News, Parents upset with drilling sites in Fox Chapel School District
- Trib Live, Fracking riles residents in Pittsburgh’s northeastern suburbs
- Metro New York Online, Philly needs more electric buses, environmental group says
- Plan Philly, Philly parents rally for a smog-free spring
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly has a smog problem. Will Pruitt’s EPA say so?
- The Philadelphia Citizen, DO SOMETHING: SPEAK UP, BE HEARD
- Grid Philly, A Mom Finds an Unlikely Ally
- Evangelical Environmental Network, Protecting Your Kids In Frackland
- KDKA News Radio, PennEnvironment Releases Allegheny County’s Toxic Ten List
- WPXI-TV Pittsburgh, ‘Toxic Ten’ worst air polluters in Allegheny County revealed
- Univision Philadelphia, Niños hispanos son más propensos de sufrir de problemas respiratorios
- University City Review, Political Updates On The State & Local Level
- BCTV, Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight Babies
- Public News Service, Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight Babies
- 1 Thing Blog, Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight Babies
- PA Environment Digest Blog, Environmental Advocates Urge Gov. Wolf To Advance Methane Pollution Standards For Natural Gas Sector
- BCTV, Report: Oil, Gas Pollution has Outsized Impact on African-Americans in PA
- The Philadelphia Tribune, Donna Bullock tackles pollution on African-American families
- Public News Service, Report: Oil, Gas Pollution has Outsized Impact on African-Americans in PA
- Maren’s List, Nov 16: Fracking info session
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Environmental groups map well sites and schools, claim risk to children
- Pennsylvania Cable Network, News Clip
- EcoWatch, 2.9 Million Children Are Threatened by Toxic Air Pollution From Oil & Gas Development
- Environment Guru, 2.9 Million Children Are Threatened by Toxic Air Pollution From Oil & Gas Development
- Pennsylvania Cable Network, News Clip
- Public News Service, Report: Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Health, Safety in PA
- My Informs, REPORT: PROPOSED EPA CUTS THREATEN HEALTH, SAFETY IN PA
- bctv.org, Report: Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Health, Safety in PA
- The Times-Herald, Activists chide US Rep. Ryan Costello for clean air vote
- Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh-area activists demand Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf keep campaign promise to protect water and air quality
- Rabble Vid, Crowd gathers outside Governor’s office protesting provisions in budget
- The Times Herald, Activists chide US Rep. Ryan Costello for clean air vote
- The Mercury News, Activists chide Rep. Costello for clean air vote
- MyInforms, ACTIVISTS CHIDE REP. COSTELLO FOR CLEAN AIR VOTE
- 21 WFMJ, Wilmington Township supervisors approve controversial oil and gas ordinance
- New Castle News, Wilmington OKs much-debated fracking ordinance
- New Castle News, Wilmington supervisors approve long-debated oil and gas drilling ordinance
- Philly.com, Pennsylvania needs to fill climate change leadership void
- Pittsburgh Channel 11 News, News Clip
- Governing, Advocating for the Environment When Your Rural Town Won’t
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The air in our region is far from clean enough
- New Castle News, Protest to precede Wilmington fracking ordinance hearing
- Public News Service, EPA Holds Hearing on Methane Rule
- Planet Philadelphia, Christine Dolle, Field Organizer of Pennsylvania Moms Clean Air Force
- Trib Live, Western PA families headed to D.C. for Moms Clean Air Force demonstration
- GoErie, Repurpose, don’t raze, Millionaire’s Row building: Letters to the editor
- The Allegheny Front, ON HEALTH EFFECTS, BLAME THE TRUCKS, NOT THE FRACKING?
- Pennsylvania Cable Network, U.S. Climate Alliance
- CBS Philly, Mayor Kenney Makes Good On Pledge To Honor Paris Climate Agreement, Despite U.S. Withdrawal
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Donald Trump fails to show leadership on climate issues
- NBC Philadelphia, Local Reaction to President Trump’s Decision on Paris Accord
- CBS Philly, Women’s Achievement Awards Nominee: Paige Wolf
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Asthma at ‘epidemic’ levels in region’s schools, experts say on World Asthma Day
- Public News Service, World Asthma Day Highlights Attacks on Clean-Air Standards
- Neritam, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT SCHOOLS AND TRAFFIC POLLUTION
- Delco Times, Letter to the Editor: Clean energy is the future, despite Trump’s rhetoric
- The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, A breath of fresh air… PennEnvironment and Moms Clean Air Force group fight to keep Philadelphia breathing clean air
- Observer-Reporter, Don’t support Senate Bill 175
- Observer-Reporter, DEP ‘listens’ to environmental concerns at Waynesburg hearing
- Philly.com, Philadelphia’s air among smoggiest in northeast U.S, says study
- My Informs, PHILLY ONE OF THE SMOGGIEST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY, NEW REPORT SAYS
- The Daily Pennsylvanian, Report: Philadelphia is the second smoggiest city in the northeast
- CBS Philly, Philly One of the Smoggiest Cities In The Country, New Report Says
- Observer-Reporter, Don’t support Senate Bill 175
- A Child Grows in Philadelphia, The Idiocy Of Explaining The Importance Of Clean Air
- Philly.com, Letters: Protect children, not polluters
- Pennsylvania Legislative Services, “Mama Summit” Calls for Clean Air Protections
- Spit That Out!, Why is Styrofoam Still Ubiquitous – At Our State Capitol?
- Public News Service, Families Demand Cleaner Air for PA
- The Huffington Post, Physician Diagnoses New Health Risk: Explosions at Drilling Sites
- Earthworks, Lax state permitting of oil and gas operations undermines air quality & public health
- Planet Philadelphia, Fossil Fuels and Your Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility Report
- Realtor.com, We Come Clean About the Least Polluted U.S. Cities (and the Dirtiest)
- The Center for Public Integrity, Questions and answers about schools and traffic pollution
- Yahoo! News, Questions and answers about schools and traffic pollution
- McClatchy DC, Trump White House is leaving the public in the dark. Is it growing pains – or a plan?
- The Sacramento Bee, Trump White House is leaving the public in the dark. Is it growing pains –
- SF Bay, White House touts transparency — as Trump shuts out public comment
- The Ledger, Trump White House is leaving the public in the dark. Is it growing pains – or a plan?
- Spit That Out Blog, Tuesdays with Toomey: A Growing Grassroots Movement
- ArcaMax, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Herald Net, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Myrtle Beach Online, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Bradenton Herald, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Modesto Bee, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Ledger-Enquirer, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Telegraph, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Bellingham Herald, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Olympian, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Idaho Statesman, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Wichita Eagle, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Lexington Herald Leader, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Star-Telegram, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Sacramento Bee, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The Charlotte Observer, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- The State, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- McClatchy DC, EPA nominee didn’t just sue the agency, he also asked industry for the money to do it
- Times Leader, Pennsylvania Daybook
- Public, Rally in Philadelphia will JoinNationwide Protests Against Trump’s ‘Climate Denial Cabinet’
- Philly.com, Deserving of clean air and water
- CBS Philly, Tuesdays With Toomey
- Press Statement, PennFuture Joins Partners to Release Statement Ahead of Trump’s PA Visit
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Perhaps frackers will learn from this gas-leak technology
- National Geographic, Living in the Shadow of Fracking
- WPXI, Neighbors present concerns over fracking in court
- PA Environment Digest, 100 Elected Officials, Nearly 100 PA Organizations Support EPA Clean Power Plan
- Chestnut Hill Local, ‘A brutal year’ for Mt. Airy artist/author/radio host
- The Cranberry Eagle, Adams supervisors mull gas well plans
- Philly.com, Kids’ health at stake
- Public News Service, Parents Oppose Permit for Gas Well Near School
- CBS Pittsburgh, Another Gas Drilling Site Near Ft. Cherry Schools Approved Despite Protests From Parents
- Observer-Reporter, Range Marcellus pad approved near Fort Cherry schools
- Pittsburgh City Paper, City Paper’s live coverage of Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh
- Group Against Smog & Pollution, Local Nonprofits Demand Strong Permit for McConway and Torley Steel Foundry
- Philadelphia Business Journal, Greenfest Philly 2016
- American Towns, 11th Annual Greenfest Philly
- CBS Philly, PA Public Officials Join Clean Air Advocates Outside City Hall
- ABC 6 WPVI-TV Philadelphia, MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE HOST A PLAY-IN
- Newsworks, Kids stage play-in for clean air at City Hall
- CBS Philly, Mayor Kenney, Senator Casey Join Clean Air Advocates Outside City Hall
- Pittsburgh City Paper, What you need to know about Pittsburgh news this week
- 90.5 WESA, Parents Want Stricter Air Quality Monitoring At Future Beaver Co. Shell Ethane Cracker
- Beaver County Times, Environmental group rallies against air pollution in Beaver County
- Pittsburgh City Paper, Review: “Driftless” at Pittsburgh’s New Hazlett Theater
- Public News Service, Trading Health for Jobs?
- Pittsburgh City Paper, Activists call for coal reform at federal hearing in Pittsburgh
- Philly.com, Southport refinery expansion proposal draws fire
- Berks Community Television, Map Displays Methane Threats in PA
- Public News Service, Map Displays Methane Threats in PA
- PA Environment Digest, Clean Power Coalition Disappointed By House Vote On Bill To Slow Regulatory Process
- Allied News, Pair raising awareness about drilling
- Capitol Recap, Mothers, Faith Leaders Call on State to Put the Health of Pregnant Women and Their Babies First
- The Sharon Herald, Pair raising awareness about drilling
- York Daily Record, Let’s make frackers clean up their messes (column)
- The Huffington Post, Marching for Clean Air in Philadelphia
- StateImpact Pennsylvania, Alliance of moms, religious groups criticize efforts to block new oil and gas rules
- Delaware County News Network, State Rep. Krueger-Braneky rips rewrite of fracking regulations
- Kidsburgh, Healthy Schools Summit
- Delaware County Times, State rep rips rewrite of fracking regulations
- WHYY Newsworks, Alliance of moms, religious groups criticize efforts to block new oil and gas rules in Pa.
- Times Leader, Pennsylvania Daybook
- Public News Service, Call for Action on World Asthma Day
- Observer-Reporter, Reducing methane emissions makes sense
- Rad Awards, Rad Award Nominations 2016: See the full list of nominees here!
- Press Release, 35,000 Pennsylvania Mothers are Angry as Pennsylvania Lawmakers put Polluters Before Kids
- Philadelphia Sun Times, Former President Bill Clinton In Philly Thursday To Help Hillary’s Campaign
- CBS Philly, Former President Bill Clinton In Philly Thursday To Help Hillary’s Campaign
- Pittsburgh City Paper, Health researchers say fracking too close to schools, residences
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Environmental groups look for greater distance between wells and people
- Observer-Reporter, Kudos to Wolf on methane emissions
- The Citizens’ Voice, Activists want Wolf’s plan to reduce methane emissions to become reality
- Erie Reader, Pennsylvania Continues to Lead on America’s Clean Power Plan
- Endeavor News, Do we care about clean air?
- Pollution Online, PennFuture: Coalition Lauds Wolf’s ‘Bold Leadership’ On Proposed Methane Rule
- The Scranton Times-Tribune, Wolf wants to reduce drilling methane emissions by 40 percent
- PennLive, While the world fights climate change, Pa. protects the fossil fuel industry: Gretchen Dahlkemper
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, State wants to crack down on emissions at shale well sites
- The Citizens’ Voice, Wolf pursues methane emissions reduction plan
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wolf announces plan to reduce methane emissions at gas wells
- PennLive, Environmentalists, shale coalition respond to Gov. Wolf’s new rules for methane emissions
- PR Newswire, PennFuture: coalition lauds Wolf’s “bold leadership” on proposed methane rule
- StateImpact Pennsylvania, Wolf to target methane emissions from oil and gas industry
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CMU creates device, app to monitor home air pollution
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Methane from gas drilling is a public health worry
- Pittsburgh City Paper, PennEnviroment report finds hundreds of fracking operations near Pennsylvania schools, day-care centers
- Pittsburgh City Paper, PennEnvironment releases report on fracking near schools, nursing homes and hospitals
- Fox 43, Parents call on U.S. Senators to take action on climate change policies
- ABC 27 News, National organization pushes for clean power plan in York
- StateImpact Pennsylvania, EPA hears comments on proposed methane rule for oil and gas
- Your Erie, Pope talks climate change; PA politicians react
- Trib Live, EPA officials hear from supporters, opponents of methane emissions rules
- Go Erie, Faith leaders in Erie respond to pope’s message on environment
- PennLive, It’s time for Sen. Pat Toomey to make a stand on climate change, prioritize health: PennLive letters
- The Scranton Times-Tribune, Letters to the Editor 9/23/2015
- Daily Local News, Sen. Casey moderates discussion on climate change
- CBS Philly, Local Group Wants Cleaner Air For Kids
- Pittsburgh City Paper, GASP to hold event on pollution and autism tomorrow night
- The Cranberry Eagle, Concerned parent pursues gas fight
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The EPA’s power plan will be good for future generations
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rally urges elected officials to support Obama’s Clean Power Plan
- Marcellus.com, Rally urges elected officials to support Obama’s Clean Power Plan
- Citizens’ Call, A Choice of Ice Cream or Public Policy to ‘Beat the Heat’ of Climate Change
- NBC 10, News Clip
- NBC 10, News Clip
- Quench NJ, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- Pittsburgh Business Times, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- Congoo, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- Black Radio Network, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- Yahoo, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- Market Watch, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- World News Network, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- PR Newswire, Parents, health professionals call for solutions to protect children from fracking pollution near schools and playgrounds
- WPXI Pittsburgh, Natural gas drilling again allowed in Middlesex Township
- Earthjustice, A Child’s Bout With Asthma Stresses Need For Strong Smog Protections
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Regulate methane in Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Consider the gas drilling pollution we can’t see
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New DEP rules for shallow oil and gas wells draw industry ire
- Philly.com, GreenSpace: If we clean up the air, kids’ lungs will benefit
- Public News Service, Guarded Praise for New Pennsylvania Fracking Regulations
- The Rick Smith Show, March 11, 2015 Show
- NewsWorks, EPA plan to tighten ozone standard meets resistance
- SEE News, Great Lakes Day in Washington, DC
- Grid Magazine, Haunted by an Industrial Future
- Fox 43 News, WPMT-HAR (FOX) – Harrisburg, PA FOX43 News at 5PM
- Penn Live, On climate change and Keystone, Toomey and Casey seemed to change course, but not really
- Philly Mag, “You Can’t Do It Safely.”
- York Dispatch, Groups urge Wolf to work on clean energy
- NorthcentralPA.com, Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Climate Action Roadblock
- Greentech Media, Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Climate Action Roadblock; Bill Passed Today Will Interfere With Key
- Gnomes National News Service, Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Climate Action Roadblock; Bill Passed Today Will Interfere With Keystone State Scientists, Put Families At Risk
- Digital Journal, Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Climate Action Roadblock; Bill Passed Today Will Interfere With Keystone State Scientists, Put Families At Risk
- Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, Protecting my family with my whole body, soul, and heart
- Montgomery Media, State Rep. McCarter hosts global warming hearing in Cheltenham
- Go Erie, Protect our kids from carbon pollution: Gretchen Dahlkemper-Alfonso
- PR Newswire, PennFuture: Many voices in support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on day one of two-day public hearing in Pittsburgh
- Tribune-Review, EPA talks on pollution limits trigger protests, arrests Downtown
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, EPA hearings on controversial carbon emissions regulations continue in Pittsburgh
- ThinkProgress, Moms, Nurses Laud New EPA Carbon Pollution Plan: ‘Ultimately, It Will Save Lives’
- Zimbio, Gina McCarthy Announces New Regulations
- Delco Daily Times, Letter: Pa. high court decision on fracking was for all of us
- Delco Daily Times, Letters: Pa. DEP urged to cut carbon dioxide emissions
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pros and cons on proposed carbon emission rules
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Parents forum on air hazards
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Longer pollen seasons nothing to sneeze at
- Parents Magazine, Clear the Air
- The Allegheny Front, Obama Climate Plan Tough on Power Plant Emissions
- Rock Hill Herald, Pennsylvania groups hold news conference supporting new carbon pollution standard as cornerstone of President’s climate action plan
- Philly.com, Will Obama’s climate plan boost Pa., N.J.?
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Climate activists try to get attention of government, citizens
- Lancaster Online, Demonstrators gather at Joe Pitts’ Lancaster office
- Main Line Parent, Support Moms Clean Air Force
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Parents’ groups urge action on climate for children’s sake
- Roxborough-Manayunk Patch, Philadelphians Speak Out Against Killer Soot Pollution
- NewsWorks, Moms push for tighter soot regulations
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, The soot chronicles: EPA takes testimony today in Philly
- WICU12/WSEE, Moms Clean Air Force Comes to Erie
- Public News Service, PA Mom’s Concerns About Living in a Toxic Pennsylvania