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.

The good news is that Bucks County has some environmental champions fighting to protect clean air and water — representatives Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, as well as Senator Steve Santarsiero, are doing especially good work. However, there are some legislators who are not protecting the health of our communities or our environment, like representatives Craig Staats and Todd Polinchock, as well as Senator Bob Mensch.

See for yourselves. I invite everyone to go to scorecard.conservationpa.org to consult the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard. It offers accurate and understandable data regarding legislators’ voting records. It’s a handy tool to keep in mind when you are deciding who to vote for Nov. 3.

Donna Kohut
Upper Bucks Field Coordinator
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania