2017/2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard
Clean Water Action collaborated on a Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard which compiles a list of the most important environmental votes taken this session in the Pennsylvania General Assembly because we believe democracy works best when we’re informed about crucial votes that affect our air, water and health —and can use the information to engage our elected leaders and hold them accountable.
The scorecard shows that during the 2017-18 session our state legislature continued to pursue an agenda that largely considers bills designed to weaken and rollback safeguards for our environment instead of advancing needed protections. Despite many of our elected officials in Harrisburg receiving higher than usual scores, far too many continue to cast their vote on behalf of polluters and their well-heeled lobbyists. What this session may most be remembered for is the legislation we couldn’t score because it was buried by leadership and never brought up for a vote. This included bills that would’ve put Pennsylvania on track to getting 100% of its energy from renewable sources, to test schools for lead hazards, and to protect our children for lead poisoning.
Get the facts on whether your legislators are working to protect our environment, health and safety or serving other agendas and use it as guide when you vote in November.