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Press Release: Clean Power PA Coalition on the Conclusion of EQB Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Public Comment Period

Upon the closing of the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) open public comment period on a proposal for Pennsylvania to link to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Clean Power PA coalition made the following statement:

“The public comments received by the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) demonstrate the strong support across the state for the proposal for Pennsylvania to link to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (CO2 Budget Trading Program Regulations – 50 Pa.B. 6212).  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the EQB held a safe and accessible public comment process that allowed citizens to submit comments via email, online form, mail, or during one of ten virtual public hearings spanning over 30 hours of testimony in December. The hearings, in particular, provided convenient opportunities for Pennsylvanians to publicly make their voices heard on this important program to cut pollution and create jobs, and more than 95 percent of the nearly 500 speakers at those public hearings expressed their support for Pennsylvania to participate in RGGI. The many other vehicles for communication ensured all Pennsylvanians who desired to comment on the proposed rule would have a chance to do so.

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

Dirty Dozen

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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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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NEW PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL SCORECARD REVEALS UNPRECEDENTED LEGISLATIVE ASSAULT ON CLEAN AIR AND WATER

Find out how your legislator scored!

The 2019-2020 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard compiles the most crucial environmental votes that the Pennsylvania General Assembly took during the current legislative session. The scorecard is available at www.conservationpa.org/scorecard.     

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Statement from CVPA staff and board: We stand among those fighting for racial justice

Our commitment to clean air and water comes from our desire for all Pennsylvanians to be healthy and safe.

Yet marginalized communities, including far too many of our Black and Latinx neighbors, not only face the threat of pollution that sickens their communities at a far higher rate than our white neighbors, but also face the daily threat of unjust institutional racism and harassment, violence, and murder at the hands of the police. 

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Major Investment by Leading Environmental Group Leads to Historic Success in Key Southeast PA County

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania helped support historic victories in Chester County this election cycle, making an investment of more than $250,000 to propel a slate of environmental champions to municipal, judicial, and county offices.

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Conservation Voters Issues Statement on Plan to Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Today

“For centuries, Pennsylvania has been among the world’s worst carbon polluters, but today Governor Wolf took a vital step towards a better future,” said CVPA Executive Director Josh McNeil.

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Statement from Josh McNeil of Conservation Voters of PA on House Vote for Cracker Plant Investment

In response to the State House passage of HB 1100, part I of Speaker Mike Turzai’s so-called “Energize PA” agenda which will create billions of dollars in tax breaks for the natural gas industry and financially subsidize the development of new petrochemical plants across the state, Conservation Voters of PA released the following statement from Executive Director Josh McNeil.

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Conservation Voters of PA and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Urge Full Funding of Plan to Restore Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Today, in response to recent Baltimore Sun and PennLive articles, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA) and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (MDLCV) called for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and the Maryland General Assembly to deliver funds and action for a multi-state plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Both CVPA and MDLCV have long supported the multi-state effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and urge both states to avoid legal action through fully funding those efforts. 

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