PennFuture http://wesa.fm en New Law Encourages Property Owners to Curb Storm Water Flow http://wesa.fm/post/new-law-encourages-property-owners-curb-storm-water-flow <p>Local governments across Pennsylvania have some new options to address the widespread problem of storm water runoff.&nbsp;</p><p>“It’s another tool,” said Jennifer Quinn of the environmental group PennFuture.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>She said SB 1255, signed by Gov. Corbett Thursday, builds upon Act 68 of last year that allows municipalities to establish storm water authorities to address the widespread problem of runoff.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:31:26 +0000 Kevin Gavin 32472 at http://wesa.fm Pennsylvania Reactions Mixed on New Proposed EPA Regulations http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-reactions-mixed-new-proposed-epa-regulations <p>Environmental groups are applauding the <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/epa-unveil-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases">Obama administration’s proposal</a> to reduce emissions from power plants while many in the energy industry, namely in coal, are panning it.</p><p>“This is a ground-breaking moment for Pennsylvania, for the nation, for the globe,” said Christina Simeone, director of the PennFuture Energy Center.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance sees it differently.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Deanna Garcia 30247 at http://wesa.fm Cindy Adams Dunn Announced as New President and CEO of PennFuture http://wesa.fm/post/cindy-adams-dunn-announced-new-president-and-ceo-pennfuture <p>A statewide environmental advocacy group has a new leader.</p><p>Cindy Adams Dunn has been named president and CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture). She succeeds George Jugovic, who stepped down from the position to work as the head of law staff.</p><p>Dunn had previously been working as deputy secretary with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.</p><p>A longtime advocate for environmentalism, Dunn said she can recall her enthusiasm 15 years ago when PennFuture formed.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:39:24 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 19253 at http://wesa.fm New Law Allows Municipalities to Create Stormwater Authorities http://wesa.fm/post/new-law-allows-municipalities-create-stormwater-authorities <p>One day before flash flooding inundated southwestern Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation permitting municipalities to create stormwater authorities.</p><p>According to the environmental group PennFuture, runoff that is not managed properly can cause flooding and carry pollutants — heavy metals, sediment and nutrients — into waterways, but municipalities now have the option to create authorities to address these issues.</p><p>George Jugovic, chair of PennFuture’s law staff, said this is a big issue that people don’t usually consider.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:57:35 +0000 Jessica Nath 12954 at http://wesa.fm