Press Release • 4/7/2022
Pennsylvania’s leading environmental advocates issued a ringing endorsement of Josh Shapiro’s campaign for governor today, hailing his strong track record of holding corporate polluters accountable as well as his pledge to strengthen environmental protections to keep our communities safe while investing in clean, renewable energy to create good-paying union jobs.
The five advocacy groups highlighted Shapiro’s strong track record as Pennsylvania attorney general, where he has led fights to protect Pennsylvanians’ constitutional rights to clean air and pure water by cracking down on polluters and on filing multiple lawsuits against efforts by former President Donald Trump to weaken critically important environmental protections.
“We are excited to announce this historic endorsement of Josh Shapiro, a candidate with a long and proven track record of environmental protection and an exciting platform that will power Pennsylvania into the 21st century with a sustainable green energy economy,” said Katie Blume, Political Director for Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. “He stands head and shoulders above the Republican candidates, who threaten to roll back environmental protections and double down on the failed environmental policies of the past. At a time when our planet is in crisis, we need a proven leader with the vision to create a more prosperous future for Pennsylvania families by protecting our clean air, pure water and open space.”
Along with Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Shapiro was endorsed by the National Wildlife Foundation Action Fund, PennEnvironment, the Clean Air Action Fund and Clean Water Action.
Press Release • 4/6/2022
After an extensive national search, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has selected Molly Parzen, a proven environmental champion with a distinguished career in advocacy, to serve as its next Executive Director.
Parzen was named permanent Executive Director after serving as interim head of CVPA and following more than a decade of service at the advocacy organization.
Press Release • 2/8/2022
We are pleased that Governor Wolf has included substantial investments in critical conservation projects in his proposed budget.
Press Release • 2/2/2022
Conservation Voters of PA and Sierra Club of Pennsylvania issued the following statement in response to calls from Governor Wolf and Pennsylvania Democratic legislative leaders this afternoon to increase funding for conservation projects across Pennsylvania.
Press Release • 1/28/2022
PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Interim Executive Director Molly Parzen issued the following joint statement in response to a divided Commonwealth Court decision today striking down Pennsylvania’s landmark mail voting law
Conservation Voters of PA hails House passage of Biden Build Back Better bill, calls for swift Senate action
Press Release • 11/19/2021
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Federal Climate Campaign Manager Kai Mateo thanks every Democratic member of our congressional delegation for working to move the Build Back Better bill out of the House and calls on the Senate to take quick action.
Press Release • 10/29/2021
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Interim Executive Director Molly Parzen said the budget framework President Biden announced yesterday represents the strongest effort our nation has ever made to combat the climate crisis by investing in good-paying union jobs and strengthening the middle class.
Press Release • 10/28/2021
An alliance of environmental organizations issued the following statement on Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s remarks on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): Pennsylvanians are facing a climate crisis and the question isn’t RGGI versus some other plan. It’s RGGI versus doing nothing.
Press Release • 10/22/2021
Leading environmental advocacy group Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania announced that its Victory Fund political action committee is conducting a targeted, independent expenditure persuasion campaign to elect statewide judges and local officeholders who will make important decisions about the future of our environment, the integrity of our elections, and the health of our neighborhoods.
Press Release • 9/23/2021
Philadelphia City Council is calling on Congress to quickly pass President Biden’s sweeping $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act to address the nation’s climate and infrastructure crises, pointing to the local jobs it can create and how the investments can help underserved communities.
In a resolution that passed unanimously today, Councilmembers pointed to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, which flooded basements, forced residents to flee from their homes and even flooded the Vine Street Expressway, closing it through Center City. Severe weather events like Ida are becoming more and more frequent due to climate change, which is also driving extreme heat that created record temperatures and multiple heat emergencies this summer.