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Two PA House incumbents named to national list of worst environmental candidates

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Two Pennsylvania state lawmakers seeking re-election this November have been nominated as among the worst candidates on environmental issues in the country.

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New poll highlights importance of environment for PA voters

As the global pandemic has driven more families to seek safer outdoor recreation options, Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly support open spaces, parks and the outdoors, according to a new poll that highlights the importance of environmental issues as voters go to the polls in a key swing state.

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Environmental groups to spend $2M to flip Pa. legislature

Several Pennsylvania environmental groups plan to pour millions into closely contested State House and Senate races with the goal of flipping the General Assembly in Democrats’ favor.

Josh McNeil, executive director of Conservation Voters of PA –– an independent affiliate of the national League of Conservation Voters –– said his group would sink $971,000 into independent expenditures designed to knock out incumbents in 22 legislative races, including 11 in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Hold politicians accountable for environmental voting records

Between PFAS contamination, poor air quality, and the general looming dangers related to climate change, Bucks County does not have time to wait for environmental action. When our elected officials refuse to do the right thing for Bucks County’s air and water, it’s important we hold them accountable.

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SEPTA board shifts to Democratic majority for first time ever

The blue wave that crashed on the Philadelphia suburbs last November has rippled through SEPTA’s governing body, which now has a Democratic majority for the first time.

SEPTA’s newest board member, John Cordisco, a lawyer and chairman of the Bucks County Democratic Committee, gives the 15-member board an 8-7 tilt toward the Democrats. On Thursday, Cordisco replaced Charles Martin, a former Bucks County commissioner, who was appointed to the board in 2001.

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Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Launches Largest State Electoral Campaign by Environmental Group in Commonwealth History

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Leading environmental advocacy group Conservation Voters of PA (CVPA) has launched a massive statewide campaign designed to flip the Pennsylvania General Assembly to a pro-environment majority in the upcoming election. In the largest state-level electoral campaign by an environmental group in Pennsylvania’s history, CVPA will invest more than $971,000 to support candidates who are committed to ensuring our state’s families can breathe clean air and drink safe water.

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Pa. needs strong public transit for equitable pandemic recovery

The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the economic and environmental inequities that plague Pittsburgh, and a strong public transit system will be necessary to get those impacted back to work and jump-start the economy when conditions are safe.

With the Trump administration’s response to covid-19 a complete disaster — characterized by ignoring science and leaving the states to their own devices — our state and local leadership have an even bigger role to play to get our economy moving again.

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Conservation group touts environmental scorecard

Bucks County faces many environmental challenges that put local residents’ health at risk. These dangers include having the second worst air quality in the state — in part caused by the asbestos from the Rockhill Quarry, as well as the contamination of drinking water with PFAS chemicals in Warrington, Warminster, Sellersville and Horsham in Montgomery County. With other challenges looming on the horizon, like a potential liquified natural gas compressor station in the Quakertown area and the PennEast pipeline project in Durham Township, it is vital that residents know where their state legislators stand on environmental issues.

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How flooding disproportionately hurts Lehigh Valley’s minority communities

Climate change will intensify flood risks across the Lehigh Valley. It will be our most disadvantaged residents — in many cases, predominantly people of color — whose homes and families will be caught in harm’s way.

Tropical Storm Isaias served as a wake-up call for my own family.

As the storm tore through the region, my brother Raymond quickly found himself caught in floodwaters along Allentown’s Basin Street. His 2007 Jeep Commander stranded and destroyed, he fortunately escaped safely.

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Poll from environmental group says Pennsylvanians support more regulations on fracking

Katie Blume, political director for Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, says the poll shows that a shift is occurring among voters, where reigning in fracking is becoming more popular than not.

“I think there is a shift. I think after the Attorney General investigation, people’s eyes have been open,” she says, referring to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s grand jury indictment against fracking companies who have polluted the state.
 

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