Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania is making the environment a top priority across the Commonwealth.


Governor Josh Shapiro’s Budget Address Puts Environmental Priorities Front And Center

Governor Josh Shapiro

Governor Josh Shapiro’s inaugural budget address delivered on March 7 in the hall of the state House of Representatives was an enthusiastic endorsement of Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right “to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.” 

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Important New PFAS Developments Increase Clean Water Protections, Access For Bucks County Communities

A community park occupies the site of the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster (also known as Johnsville). Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

2023 has only just begun and the year is already shaping up to be an important one for environmental health and conservation, with critical new protections and funding to address environmental hazards that plague communities across Bucks County.

There have been recent positive developments around per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) which are long-lasting chemicals whose components break down very slowly over time and are harmful toxins to human and environmental health. 

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Environmental Issues Helped Power Democrats To Victory This Election

What voters want isn’t that surprising: a plan to fight climate change while creating jobs, help to mitigate flooding and sprawl, and investments to preserve open space and protect the water we drink and the air we breathe.

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Environmental groups up their election spending in PA citing ‘existential issues’

Citing “existential crises” related to climate change and environmental protection, national environmental groups are pouring millions of dollars into Pennsylvania mid-term races.

“We’ve spent vastly more money on elections in this state than we have before,” said Molly Parzen, executive director of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. “This is such an existential election for environmental issues in this state, particularly at the top of the ticket with the governor’s race. This has always been a must-win race for us.”

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Environmental groups help voters connect the dots on economic, environmental issues ahead of Election Day

Climate change and the economy are interrelated issues. That’s the point environmental groups across Pennsylvania are trying to make to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. 

In a virtual briefing on Thursday, Katie Blume, political and policy director for Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and Dan Taylor, Appalachian regional field organizer for Blue Green Alliance, explained how they are engaging with voters on environmental issues such as climate change ahead of the election.

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Bucks County Must Prioritize Open Space, Environmental Protection In Planning Process

The Bucks County Planning Commission is currently developing its Bucks 2040 Comprehensive Plan: the first update to the county’s master plan since 2011. It will have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for Bucks County residents. So we’re calling on county officials to make a special effort to address long-standing racial and socioeconomic disparities by focusing on increasing open space in communities that have long been excluded.

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Pa. missing out on millions as RGGI battle trudges on

Pennsylvania is missing out on millions of dollars in revenue from carbon-allowance auctions that are part of a multi-state initiative to combat climate change as legal challenges to the commonwealth’s involvement in the initiative continue. 

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A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania’s Environment and Communities on CBS 21

Environmental advocacy groups unveiled a 30-page document, A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania’s Environment and Communities at the Capitol Rotunda.

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State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, environmental advocates share their climate priorities

State lawmakers and environmental advocates gathered in Harrisburg on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, to discuss their shared environmental justice and climate priorities ahead of the 2022 election.

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State lawmakers, advocates present shared environmental action plan

Environmental Advocates at the State Capitol

The 30-page plan identifies policy solutions to several areas of environmental concern, including air quality and pollution, energy, water quality, labor, housing and land use, and democracy.

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