Clean Water Action http://wesa.fm en PA Chemical Tank Laws Tougher Than West Virginia http://wesa.fm/post/pa-chemical-tank-laws-tougher-west-virginia <p>The chemical leak at Freedom Industries that left 300,000 people without water in West Virginia brings up questions in other states, like Pennsylvania, about the possibility of other water contamination catastrophes. There have been spills into Pennsylvania waterways before, and regulators say those incidents have led to more strict laws here. Regulators say a spill is less likely here than in West Virginia, but clean water advocates aren't so sure.<br /> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:32:55 +0000 Julie Grant | The Allegheny Front 22974 at http://wesa.fm PA Chemical Tank Laws Tougher Than West Virginia Water Group Applauds Proposed Consent Decree Between DEP and Waste Treatment Corp. http://wesa.fm/post/water-group-applauds-proposed-consent-decree-between-dep-and-waste-treatment-corp <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed a consent decree with Waste Treatment Corporation following allegations of violations of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:00:08 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20452 at http://wesa.fm 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