States, Conservation Groups Sue to Implement Clean Water Rule

NEW YORK – Environmental groups have joined with New York and nine other states in a lawsuit to end delays in implementing the Clean Water Rule. The 2015 rule clarified which small streams and wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act. Last week, Environme...
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Public Hearing, March Against Drilling Off California Coast

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration has proposed opening up almost all federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including the California coast – and the one and only public hearing in the state takes place Thursday afternoon in Sacramento. A coalit...
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Bill Would Keep Paris Climate Accord Goals for PA

PITTSBURGH – Three state senators have introduced legislation to bring Pennsylvania into line with the carbon emission goals of the Paris Agreement. When President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the international climate accord he quip...
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Business For The Greatest Good

      Friend, Investors’ Circle (IC) and Social Venture Network (SVN) have both been pioneers in the impact investing and social entrepreneurship fields, and we are pleased to announce that our organizations will merge effective January ...
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Courageous Conversations with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II was interviewed by MaryAnne Howland during Social Venture Network's Courageous Conversations series at Business for the Greatest Good: SVN's 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala (December 8, 2017). Courageous Conversations with R...
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A Conversation Between Dolores Huerta & Tom Steyer

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II was interviewed by MaryAnne Howland during Social Venture Network's Courageous Conversations series at Business for the Greatest Good: SVN's 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala (December 8, 2017). A Conversation Between Dolores ...
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Veterans Tell President: Hands Off Our National Monuments

PHOENIX – More than 1,200 military veterans signed a letter that was just sent to President Donald Trump asking him to maintain the boundaries of special places such as Ironwood Forest and Vermilion Cliffs national monuments in Arizona, Gold Butte in Nevada and Casc...
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Clean Energy Advocate: Trump is Manipulating Solar Market

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The cost of solar energy is expected to spike with the Trump administration's move to impose an immediate tariff of 30 percent on most imported solar modules. Solar experts say the move puts a dark cloud over a booming industry.  "We are d...
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Panel: California Dream of Zero Emissions on Rapid Path to Reality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that's the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts gathering in Sacramento today. The panel is part of the "Right to Zero" campaign by the environmental legal nonprofit Earthjusti...
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Road Salts Affecting PA Water

January 22, 2018 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The same salt that melts ice and snow on slippery roads and sidewalks can also harm vegetation, aquatic life and even humans, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which monitors the effects of road salt on water quality. ...
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