Press Release • 11/7/2018
Today, voters went to the polls and soundly rejected gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s extremist anti-environmental agenda and elected 24 new pro-environment leaders to the state house and senate. 43 of Conservation Voters of PA’s 56 endorsed pro-environment candidates won their elections, with one race still too close to call. Governor Tom Wolf was handily re-elected over climate-change denier Scott Wagner, and voters elected environmental champions across the Commonwealth.
News Article • 10/24/2018 • by Dan Sokil at The Reporter
"I am proud to be endorsed by the Sierra Club and Conservation Voters of PA and will fight to stop gutting our DEP, expand DOH (Department of Health) resources for residents concerned about exposure, and pressure the federal government to act more swiftly and pay its fair share," said Maria Collett.
News Article • 10/19/2018 • by Reid Frazier at StateImpact PA
Executive director Josh McNeil says it’s not just because of their policies, but how they talk about them.
“They were campaigning on issues of environmental justice and environmental racism. Summer Lee was maybe the first candidate for state office that I’ve ever seen talk about the inherent racism in a lot of the way that environmental impacts are distributed in this country,” he said.
News Article • 10/16/2018 • by Editorial at Penn Live
The [Marcellus Money] report should serve as a clarion call for a serious push for campaign finance reform in Pennsylvania, where the sky's the limit on campaign contributions and the only direct corporate contributions are banned.
MarcellusMoney.org Report Reveals Millions in Donations to State Elected Officials from the Fracking Industry
Press Release • 10/4/2018
The MarcellusMoney.org project today released its latest report detailing donations from the fracking industry to state candidates and elected officials. The report highlights that since 2007, members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and other companies that profit from fracking have spent $69.6 million since 2007 to lobby Pennsylvania’s state government. Lobbyists, PACs and executives from these companies donated $11.2 million to campaign committees registered with the state.
Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Governor Tom Wolf for Re-Election; Mayor John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor
Press Release • 9/27/2018
Today, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania is proud to endorse Governor Tom Wolf for re-election and Mayor John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor. “Over the last four years, Governor Wolf has advanced key policies that have made Pennsylvania a greener and healthier place in which to live,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA.
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Launches Ad Campaign to Urging Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation to #SaveLWCF
Press Release • 9/19/2018
As the clock ticks down on the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) on September 30th, Conservation Voters of PA announced new print and digital ads and a targeted mail campaign urging Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, including Reps. Conor Lamb (D-18) and Keith Rothfus (R-12), to support permanent reauthorization and full funding for the nation’s best parks program.
Press Release • 9/5/2018
[Philadelphia, PA] – Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Mike Zabel (D) for State Representative in Delaware County’s 163rd District. Conservation Voters of PA represents thousands of individuals in the Commonwealth who are committed to clean air, land, energy, and water, and prepared to vote for candidates who reflect those values.
“The 163rd district deserves a State Representative who cares about clean air, land, and water,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA. “If elected, I know that Mike will stand up for the rights of his constituents, and against polluters.”
Press Release • 9/5/2018
[Philadelphia, PA] – Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Steve Santarsiero (D) for State Senate in Bucks County’s 10th District. Conservation Voters of PA represents thousands of individuals in the Commonwealth who are committed to clean air, land, energy, and water, and prepared to vote for candidates who reflect those values.
“Throughout his many years serving the Commonwealth, Steve has proven time and time again that he will put people over polluters and advocate for strong environmental protections,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “When elected, I know that Steve will be among the strongest environmental champions we have in the State Senate.”
Press Release • 9/5/2018
[Philadelphia, PA] – Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Adam Rodriguez (D) for State Representative in Northeast Pennsylvania’s 189th District. Conservation Voters of PA represents thousands of individuals in the Commonwealth who are committed to clean air, land, energy, and water, and prepared to vote for candidates who reflect those values.
“Adam Rodriguez is running in a district where environmental concerns are particularly relevant. The Poconos represent some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful and treasured natural spaces, as well as some of our most important outdoor recreational areas,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “Mr. Rodriguez will provide a strong environmental voice in Harrisburg for the 189th.”