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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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Rep. Friel Otten seeks second term in 155th state House District

State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten will seek a second term to represent the 155th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2020.

In 2018, Otten bested three-term incumbent Republican Becky Corbin by 9 percentage points to return the seat to the Democrats for the first time in 28 years.

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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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Advocates criticize shifting $10M from Pa. environmental fund

A coalition of sixteen environmental groups sent an open letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and legislators Tuesday decrying the transfer of approximately $10 million out of Pennsylvania's Environmental Stewardship Fund in this year's state budget.

The fund was established nearly two decades ago to support environmental programs, including flooding and storm water management, Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, and farmland preservation.

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Conservation Voters of PA endorses 17 environmental champions across Chester County

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA) works to pass laws that protect our air, our land, and our water. Because good laws come from good lawmakers, CVPA is  pleased to announce the endorsement of the following 17 candidates for municipal government across Chester County.

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Conservation Voters of PA endorses Gym, DiBerardinis, and Gauthier for City Council

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), believing that the environment should be a top concern for voters, candidates, and the media in every election, is pleased to announce the endorsement of Councilwoman Helen Gym and challenger Justin DiBerardinis for Philadelphia City Council, at-large; and Jamie Gauthier for Philadelphia City Council District 3.

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Conservation Voters of PA endorses Ginny Kerslake and Marian Moskowitz for Chester County Commissioner

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), believing that the environment should be a top concern for voters, candidates, and the media in every election, is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ginny Kerslake and Marian Moskowitz for Chester County Commissioner.

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Pennsylvania’s Environmental Community: Nuclear Bailout Bill Not the Climate and Clean Energy Solution Pennsylvanians Deserve

[HARRISBURG, PA] – Representative Thomas Mehaffie III (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation that would prop up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear power plants by adding a third tier for nuclear energy to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS). Three Mile Island and Beaver Valley are expected to close in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

The following environmental and clean energy advocacy groups issued the statement below in response to the proposed legislation: Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Air Council, PennFuture, PennEnvironment, Keystone Progress, Clean Water Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association.

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