Water & Politics: The Rollback

The Trump administration has openly questioned climate science, but there are more reasons to be concerned about the president’s budget proposal by Jared Brey Three years ago, after decades of waiting and pestering city officials to do something, residents of Bridesburg, a riverside community in Philadelphia between Frankford and the great Northeast, met at a

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June: Comings & Goings

Concerned Residents, Port Authority and Governor’s Office Gather for Town Hall on Oil Refinery ExpansionCommunity activists demanded an end to the expansion of the Southport Marine Terminal during a town hall meeting at Kingsessing Recreation Center on May 19, two weeks after more than 350 people shut down the gates of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions

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A Man for All Seasons

Illustration by Laura Weiszer
A cyclist's commitment to all-weather commuting
Last October I got serious about biking. I know it was October because that’s when I ordered a pair of waterproof pants from Amazon. I had already been biking mostly everywhere for just over half a decade, but I had made a conscious decision to only bike,

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Are You a Green Innovator?

Greenfest Philly, Clean Air Council looking for big ideas
Greenfest Philly, now entering its ninth year, aims to provide an inviting avenue for Philadelphians to engage with a more sustainably conscious lifestyle through small changes in the consumer and lifestyle choices they make every day. This year, Clean Air Council, the nonprofit responsible for organizing the

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Clearing the Air: Council uses the law to defend clean air

Clean Air Council Executive Director Joseph Otis Minott, Esq.Ever since the Clean Air Act came into being in 1963, there have been forces trying to subvert it. Since 1967, the Clean Air Council (CAC) has been fighting back, relentlessly defending the tenets of the act on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New

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