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Environmental advocates laud Wolf push to increase conservation funding in budget proposal

We are pleased that Governor Wolf has included substantial investments in critical conservation projects in his proposed budget. 

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Environmental advocates laud Wolf, Democrats’ push to increase conservation funding

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.

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Environmental advocates call for quick Supreme Court action to restore voting access

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

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Conservation Voters of PA hails House passage of Biden Build Back Better bill, calls for swift Senate action

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.

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Conservation Voters of PA calls for swift action on Biden climate and budget framework

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.

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Environmental Organizations Stand by RGGI

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.

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Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Invests Nearly $80,000 in Judicial, Local Candidates in 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. 

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Phila. City Council calls on Congress to pass Biden climate, infrastructure plan

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.

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Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti calls on Congress to pass Biden infrastructure and climate plan at virtual roundtable

Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti joined mayors from four other states at a virtual town hall to call on Congress to pass President Biden’s infrastructure and climate plan, highlighting the family-sustaining union jobs that would be created with a transformational investment in clean energy.

Cognetti hailed the Senate’s recent passage of a bipartisan infrastructure deal to invest in crumbling bridges and expand public transit. But she said that this first step must be joined to a second, $3.5 trillion jobs and climate package currently under consideration in Congress in order to transform the Northeast Pennsylvania economy and bring it into the 21st century.

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Allegheny County elected officials, labor, environmental advocates call on Congress to pass the President’s Build Back Better Agenda

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Elected officials from local and state governments, along with environmental and labor advocates came together today at Millvale Food + Energy Hub to underscore the benefits of the Build Back Better agenda for Western Pennsylvanians while calling on Congress to align with the majority of PA voters (78% statewide) who support the President’s vision. The event was hosted by Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, the statewide political voice for the environment.

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