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Electing Environmental Champions: Our Endorsements in the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

April 18, 2016

Vote on April 26th for candidates who will protect our environment!

In a campaign cycle dominated by presidential politics, I wanted to bring your attention to a few great environmental candidates in Pennsylvania who received our endorsement in the Democratic Primary: Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania Attorney General; Steve Santarsiero for Congress, District 8; Marty Molloy for State Senate, District 9; and Ed Gainey for State House, District 24. Josh Shapiro has a long history of standing up for the environment:

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Pittsburgh - The Next Kansas City?

March 4, 2016

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, our region is finally taking a new approach to address our sewage overflow problem.

The new direction is a faster, smarter, and cheaper solution. It echoes the calls that our members have been making all along – invest first in green infrastructure.

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Protecting Our Air from Methane

January 28, 2016

Did you know that methane pollution is already currently responsible for a quarter of human-caused climate change, with the oil and gas industry accounting for the majority of human-made emissions? According Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan, the Commonwealth is the second largest producer of natural gas in the nation which makes it responsible for a roughly 1% of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions. That means we have an incredible opportunity to make a significant difference in reducing greenhouse gas pollution...if we act.

A Clean Water Tale of Two Senators

November 13, 2015

It’s sad that despite broad national support for the Clean Water Rule, Congress seems intent on ignoring their constituents while protecting polluters by attempting to block commonsense protections for our water.

First, Congress tried to pass a bill (S. 1140) that would have forced the Administration to start the rule making process over. Thankfully, the bill failed to move forward. This legislation would have been a waste of time and taxpayer money and it would have guaranteed less public participation and protection for our water.