Sierra Club http://wesa.fm en Environmental Groups File Second Lawsuit Against EPA http://wesa.fm/post/environmental-groups-file-second-lawsuit-against-epa <p><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Since 1990, the Clean Air Act has reduced emissions of six common pollutants by 41%, but according to a handful of environmental groups, Pennsylvania is not doing its job when it comes to haze.</span></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:44:21 +0000 Jess Lasky 31882 at http://wesa.fm Environmental Groups File Second Lawsuit Against EPA Corbett's New Pollution Plan Fails to Address the Top Polluters, Says Sierra Club http://wesa.fm/post/corbetts-new-pollution-plan-fails-address-top-polluters-says-sierra-club <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past Saturday, Governor Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (</span>DEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) </span><a href="http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol44/44-16/815.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">published a draft plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> intended to reduce dangerous smog pollution that puts nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians’ health at risk.</span></p><p>However, some feel the expected plan falls short, failing to set meaningful limits on smog-causing pollution from the state’s largest emitters – <a href="http://sc.org/cutsmog">coal-fired power plants</a>.</p><p>Kim Teplitzky, deputy press secretary of the Sierra Club said all of South Western PA has been designated unsafe in terms of air quality by the EPA. She compares the breathing in of smog pollution to a sunburn on your lungs.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:42:25 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27932 at http://wesa.fm Corbett's New Pollution Plan Fails to Address the Top Polluters, Says Sierra Club Clean Water Groups Advocate for Stronger EPA Coal Plant Regulations http://wesa.fm/post/clean-water-groups-advocate-stronger-epa-coal-plant-regulations <p>According to a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wesa/files/201307/ClosingTheFloodgates-Final.pdf">new report</a> from a coalition of environmental and clean water groups, including the Sierra Club and Clean Water Action, at least 20 of 28 coal fired power plants in Pennsylvania discharge toxic coal ash or wastewater. These <a href="http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2013/07/new-report-shows-nearly-all-indiana-power-plants-discharge-toxic-coal-ash-or">plants have no limits</a> on the amount of toxic metals they are allowed to dump in public waters. <a href="http://pennsylvania.sierraclub.org">Kim Teplitzky of the Sierra Club</a> is one of the many concerned citizens calling for more stringent regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act">Clean Water Act</a>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:45:31 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13678 at http://wesa.fm Clean Water Groups Advocate for Stronger EPA Coal Plant Regulations