Press Releases

Over one hundred businesses, organizations, advocates, and elected officials signed a letter to the Governor expressing concern over his "Gets It Done" plan.
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EPA sides with Environmental Integrity Project, PennFuture, Clean Air Council and objects to U.S Steel Edgar Thomson’s Title V permit.
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Appeals court upheld Coolbaugh Township’s Zoning Hearing Board decision that a proposed “warehouse” is actually a “distribution center/truck terminal."
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Through this appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the environmental groups continue to fight for the benefits of RGGI for a cleaner Pennsylvania.
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Invenergy has abandoned its proposal to build the Allegheny Energy Center (“AEC”) south of Pittsburgh in Elizabeth Township, PA.
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PennFuture, Clean Air Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, and Natural Resources Defense Council urge Governor Shapiro to appeal the decision.
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White House announces MACH2 centered in Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania will receive $750 million in federal grants.
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Environmental Protection Agency sides with environmental groups to object to U.S Steel Clairton’s Title V permit as it's not in compliance with Clean Air Act
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PennFuture celebrates the launch of the American Climate Corps program that will bring modern clean energy and conservation jobs to Pennsylvania.
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Conservation Voters of PA and PennFuture Applaud the Implementation of Automatic Voter Registration by the Shapiro Administration
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PennFuture opposes House Bill 1300 as currently written, which proposes to transfer $150 million in funding from the PA Game Commission to Clean Streams Fund.
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The five environmental groups demand Pennsylvania require oil and gas companies to pay the full cost of cleaning up their wells before drilling.
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PennFuture releases a model logistics-use zoning ordinance for Pennsylvania Municipalities to help manage the influx of large distribution centers.
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The fire and collapse of I-95 is the third threat to Philadelphia’s air and water in less than three months.
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PennFuture and Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA) secured a settlement on May 30, 2023 that protects the water quality of Exceptional Value Swiftwater Creek
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The EPA moves to protect human health and the environment from polluting emissions, giving Pennsylvania the opportunity to implement climate energy solutions
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Environmentally-conscious lawmakers and advocates call for urgent funding for the state agencies that protect and restore Pennsylvania’s clean water
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Philadelphia leaders failed to properly manage communication around a chemical spill in the water supply.
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The Green Living Plan for Philadelphia maps out investment solutions, programs, and environmentally-focused policies.
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Governor Josh Shapiro's first budget proposes increased environmental funding and clean energy investments.
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PennFuture statement on Governor-elect Josh Shapiro's cabinet appointments to lead environmental protection, conservation, and agriculture programs
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PennFuture fully supports regulations that ban the discharge of fracking wastewater within the Delaware River basin
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The appointment reflects Thrush’s—and PennFuture’s—widely respected expertise on the Commonwealth’s environmental policy and conservation issues.
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The petition urged the federal government to initiate rulemaking, claiming the Delaware River Basin Commission is failing to protect aquatic ecosystems
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PennFuture statement in reaction to the Pennsylvania Senate's vote on a new fossil fuel subsidies package
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Stormwater management improvements will bring environmental, economic, and human health benefits.
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Transco is proposing to construct the Regional Energy Access Expansion (REAE) gas pipeline despite the negative impacts to local waterways
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PennFuture announces Pennsylvania environmental policy leader Patrick McDonnell has been appointed President & CEO
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Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board rules in favor of air pollution permit appeal for Clinton County gas-fired power plant
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PennFuture calls attention to both the historic passage of the Inflation Reduction Act as well as its potential negative impacts in Appalachia.
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On August 2, PennFuture and 30 partner organizations released a bold new agenda that represents our shared values and priorities ahead of elections this fall.
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On July 27, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to Sen. Manchin supporting climate provisions in a new potential reconciliation bill in Congress.
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On July 8, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to the recently-passed state budget that includes historic investments for our environment.
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Today, the Commonwealth Court granted a preliminary injunction halting the carbon budget and trading rule that allows Pennsylvania to participate in RGGI.
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On June 30, PennFuture issued a statement in reaction to the West Virginia vs. EPA case.
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On June 8, PennFuture and 25 partner organizations rallied in Harrisburg to call on lawmakers to support Growing Greener III and the Clean Streams Fund.
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On May 16, PennFuture issued a statement in reaction to Gov. Wolf's announcement about a potential hydrogen hub in Pennsylvania.
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PennFuture celebrates the culmination of a rigorous multi-year review process
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On April 13, PennFuture delivered a petition with 1,200 signatures to state lawmakers, urging them to take seriously their duty to fund clean water programs and
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On March 18, PennFuture, Clean Air Council, and Sierra Club obtained a settlement that halts construction of a proposed LNG facility in Bradford County.
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On Feb. 22, PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo announced her retirement, effective July 2022.
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On Feb. 14, PennFuture issued a statement regarding new legislation that would stop Pennsylvania from enacting a climate reduction program here.
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On Feb. 8, Gov. Tom Wolf gave his final budget address to the General Assembly in Harrisburg.
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On Feb. 2, Gov. Wolf announced a plan to infuse the Growing Greener 3 program with more than $450 in American Rescue Plan funds.
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On Jan. 28, PennFuture and CVPA released a joint statement regarding the Commonwealth Court's decision to overturn Act 77.
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On Jan. 25, the state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held a hearing about stormwater fees in Pennsylvania.
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On Jan. 10, Governor Wolf vetoed a Senate resolution that disapproved of Pennsylvania's potential participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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On Jan. 5, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its annual 'State of the Blueprint' report.
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On Dec. 17, PennFuture Director of Civic Engagement Emily Gale released a statement regarding Senate Bill 106.
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On Dec. 15, PennFuture issued a statement regarding the House of Representatives passing a RGGI Disapproval Resolution.
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On Nov. 22, PennFuture and partners held a webinar with state Sen. Gene Yaw about the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program.
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On Nov. 19, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to the House of Representatives passing the Build Back Better agenda.
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On Nov. 19, the Allegheny Front published a report that details the events that led to a fire at the Clairton Coke Works in 2019.
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On Nov. 5, PennFuture released a statement responding to the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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On Nov. 4, a coalition of environmental organizations appealed a decision to grant a permit for the construction of a new gas-fired power plant.
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On Oct. 27, the state Senate passed a resolution to disapprove of Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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On Oct. 5, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced criminal charges against Energy Transfer Partners in relation to the Mariner East pipeline project.
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On Sept. 29, PennFuture and the National Wildlife Federation issued a joint statement about the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
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On Sept. 27, the investors behind the PennEast Pipeline announced the project's cancelation.
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On Sept. 24, PennFuture partnered with Sen. Bob Casey to host a roundtable event in Philadelphia to support a revived Civilian Conservation Corps.
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Statement on Independent Regulatory Review Commission for approving the final rule for a carbon reduction program in Pennsylvania.
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On Sept. 1, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined PennFuture for a virtual webinar to discuss environmental issues in the Commonwealth.
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On Aug. 26, PennFuture and partners appealed a second extension of the air pollution permit for the Bradford County Real Estate Partners (BCREP) Liquefied Natur
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On Aug. 10, the Senate passed a historic infrastructure bill that will do more to address climate and environmental issues than any bill in the last decade.
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On July 28, Sen. Carolyn Comitta and Rep. Dianne spoke to more than 100 concerned citizens about their RGGI Reinvestments Act.
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On July 21, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey introduced legislation that would revive the Civilian Conservation Corps
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On July 13, the Environmental Quality Board approved a final-form rule that could link Pennsylvania to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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On July 13, President Biden came to Philadelphia to give a speech on democracy and voting rights issues.
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On June 25, PennFuture and partners issued a statement in reaction to the Pennsylvania state budget.
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On June 14, PennFuture issued a statement in support of SB 15 and HB 1565.
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On May 5, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to the Wolf Administration's Climate Impacts Assessment report.
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On May 4, PennFuture issued a media statement regarding DEP's final-form rulemaking for its proposed cap-and-invest carbon reduction program.
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On April 30, PennFuture released a statement regarding U.S. Steel's decision to abandon planned upgrades to the Mon Valley Works.
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On April 23, PennFuture released a statement regarding the state Senate's refusal to vote on Gov. Wolf's nominee to the Public Utility Commission.
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On April 20, PennFuture and Conservation Voters of PA released a joint statement regarding a verdict being reached in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
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On April 15, PennFuture and other groups filed an amicus brief in the case of Yaw v. DRBC.
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On April 8, PennFuture released a new report designed to get Pennsylvania back on track toward funding its clean water obligations in the Chesapeake Bay.
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On March 31, PennFuture issued the following statement in reaction to President Biden's "American Jobs Plan" release.
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On March 22, Gov. Wolf announced a new and ambitious project that is the largest commitment to solar energy by any government in the United States.
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On Feb. 25, PennFuture released the following statement in reaction to the Delaware River Basin Commission's vote on a fracking ban in the basin.
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On Feb. 22, PennFuture and partners released a new report that shows the eye-popping depths that Pennsylvania goes to subsidize the fossil fuel industry.
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On Feb. 3, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address.
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On Jan. 27, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to all Allegheny County air monitors meeting federal air quality standards for the first time ever.
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On Jan. 27, PennFuture issued a statement in reaction to President Biden's executive order creating a new Civilian Climate Corps Initiative.
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On. Jan 23., PennFuture released a statement congratulating the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for 50 years of preservation and conservation.
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On Jan. 19, PennFuture issued the following statement in reaction to a federal court striking down the Trump-era "Affordable Clean Energy" rule.
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On Jan. 15, PennFuture issued the following statement in reaction to the Senate Republican Caucus lawsuit filed against the Delaware River Basin Commission.
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On Jan. 8, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6.
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On Dec. 18, PennFuture joined other groups to file suit under the Clean Air Act to challenge the EPA's approval of a state plan to limit air pollution.
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On Dec. 15, PennFuture and other groups filed a lawsuit regarding inadequate public hearings and environmental assessments surrounding the Erie Bayfront project
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On Dec. 3, PennFuture and 12 partner organizations released "Our Water, Our Future: A Common Agenda for Protecting Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Watershed."
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On Nov. 24, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 790, which would have loosened environmental regulations governing the conventional oil and gas industry.
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On Nov. 19, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson introduced a resolution to prioritize climate action and environmental justice.
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On Nov. 17, the state Senate passed SB 790, which loosens environmental regulations currently governing the conventional oil and gas industry.
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On Nov. 18, the state Senate passed HB 1808, which reduces regulatory requirements for so-called “plastics-to-fuel” facilities.
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On Oct. 1, PennFuture released a statement that is intended to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
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On Sept. 24, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 2025, which would have blocked him from implementing a carbon reduction program in Pennsylvania.
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On Sept. 15, the Environmental Quality Board voted on Pennsylvania's proposed cap-and-invest carbon reduction rule.
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On Sept. 10, the state Senate passed House Bill 2025, which takes away Gov. Wolf's power to implement a cap-and-invest carbon reduction program in Pennsylvania.
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On Aug. 13, the Trump Administration announced the repealing of an Obama-era rule that regulates methane emissions from the fracked gas industry.
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On Aug. 12, Gov. Tom Wolf nominated Hayley Book to serve on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
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On July 30, legislators introduced Senate Bill 15, which is a needed piece of legislation that is crucial to cutting our carbon pollution in Pennsylvania.
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On July 28, PennFuture released a 50-page report that will serve as a roadmap for policymakers tasked with implementing stimulus and recovery measures in Pa.
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On July 14, the General Assembly passed House Bill 732, which provides hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to subsidize petrochemical projects.
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On July 8, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 2025, which blocks any attempts by Gov. Wolf to implement a cap-and-invest program in Pennsylvania.
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On June 26, PennFuture secured a legal victory that will force the Environmental Protection Agency to update air quality standards for coke ovens.
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On June 25, a statewide grand jury offered 8 recommendations for how state leaders can better protect our communities from the dangerous fracked gas industry.
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On June 15, PennFuture responded to the Attorney General criminally charging Cabot Oil and Gas for environmental crimes in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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On June 12, PennFuture responded to Attorney General Josh Shapiro's criminal conviction of Range Resources.
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On June 1, PennFuture released a statement in reaction to the nationwide protests and peaceful unrest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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On May 27, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 790, which rolls back regulations governing the conventional oil and gas industry.
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On May 27, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 915, a piece of legislation that will improve water quality across Pennsylvania for decades to come.
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On May 23rd, DEP will publish a draft rule that will cut methane and air pollution from existing oil and gas operations.
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PennFuture—as an advocate for the health and protection of our communities—issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Wolf's plan to reopen Pennsylvania
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PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo has released a statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of House Bill 1100.
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PennFuture reacts to the state Legislature sending House Bill 1100 to Gov. Tom Wolf.
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PennFuture and 34 other organizations from across Pennsylvania joined together Monday in the Capitol rotunda to speak in a unified voice against House Bill 1100
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