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We focus exclusively on protecting Pennsylvania's air, water and open spaces. We speak out and take action at the local, state and national levels to improve the quality of our environment and our lives.
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1334 Walnut Street, 6th floor
Philadelphia , PA 19107
Contact Person: David Masur
Phone: (215) 732-5897
E-Mail: DavidMasur@PennEnvironment.org
Website: http://www.pennenvironment.org/

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Our Threatened Environment
Smokestacks pumping pollution into our skies, factories discharging wastes into our rivers, bulldozers tearing up farmland and forests . . . hasn't Pennsylvania's environment had enough?

And what about the toll on our health? Every year polluters put enough soot into our air to cut short the lives of 5,000 Pennsylvanians. We need to do more to stop the abuse of our environment.

Standing Up To Powerful Interests
Fortunately, Pennsylvanians support strong protections for our environment. Yet decisions about our air and water quality, and the fate of our open spaces, are too often shaped by powerful, self-interested industry insiders.

Consider our forests: Ignoring public opinion, our government is allowing powerful oil and gas companies to drill new wells on half a million acres of state forests. It's time to stand up to the powerful interests that are trampling on our environment.

Tough-Minded Advocacy
To overcome the opposition of powerful special interests, PennEnvironment relies on independent research and tough-minded advocacy.

For example, our research cast a spotlight on new highway construction, most of which exacerbates sprawl while failing to reduce traffic. Meanwhile, our advocacy helped win local initiatives that preserved thousands of acres of open space in Bucks County.

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