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POWA Fact Sheet 6/19

Link to Elcon's complete applications to the PA DEP:

https://www.dep.pa.gov/Elcon

2019 State of the Air Report from The American Lung Association:

https://www.lung.org/assets/documents/healthy-air/state-of-the-air/sota-2019-full.pdf

 

The "Green Amendment":

On May 18, 1971, Pennsylvania’s voters by a four-to-one margin ratified what is now Article I, Section 27 of our state constitution–the Environmental Rights Amendment:

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

The Green Amendment was recently upheld by the PA Supreme Court:

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2017/06/20/pa-supreme-court-upholds-broad-interpretation-of-environmental-rights-amendment/

NJ DEP Letter to Pa DEP

Philadelphia Water Dep on Elcon

Articles:

DEP issues 'draft' denial of Elcon, citing deficiencies

Bucks County Courier Times

Kyle Bagenstose

Bucks Fails in ozone report

Bucks County Courier Times

Kyle Bagenstose

Bucks Fails in ozone report

Bucks County Courier Times

Kyle Bagenstose

US Steel amoung worst polluters

Bucks County Courier Times

Kyle Bagenstose

Israel Environmental Impact Index 

From Industry to Trash    

Bucks County Courier Times, Pollution Series  Part 1

Kyle Bagenstose

Smog in Bucks likes hanging out above lower-income river towns

Bucks County Courier Times, Pollution Series  Part 2

Kyle Bagenstose

Respiratory risks, unproven causes

Bucks County Courier Times, Pollution Series  Part 3

Kyle Bagenstose

 

Possible pollution solutions for Lower Bucks County

Bucks County Courier Times Pollution Series  Part 4

Kyle Bagenstose

Turning Noxious Waste Into Harmless Road Salt?

Bucks County Courier Times, 4/19/16  (misprint note: says table salt should say road salt)

Coralie Pryde

Upper Makefield Says No to Elcon

Bucks County Courier Times, 5/19/16

Chris Ruvo

Tractor trailer wreck, chemical spill closes I-95 North into Baltimore for Hours

The Baltimore Sun, 8/22/16

By Tim Prudente and Sean Welsh
 

Crews continue to clean up after Southington chemical spill
WTNH.com, News 8, 8/25/16

By Alex Ceneviva, WTNH.com Staff and Renee Chmiel, News 8 Reporter

Chemical Leak in Tullytown, PA

Levittown Now, 5/5/16

By Tom Sofield
 

A Dangerous Threat to Our Health and Safety

The Bucks County Courier Times, 4/5/16

By Fred Stine

Citizen Action Coordinator, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Editorial: Elcon falls to unified opposition from stakeholders

Bucks County Courier Times

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