Press Release • 1/28/2022
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
Conservation Voters of PA hails House passage of Biden Build Back Better bill, calls for swift Senate action
Press Release • 11/19/2021
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.
Press Release • 10/29/2021
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.
Press Release • 10/28/2021
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.
Press Release • 10/22/2021
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.
Press Release • 9/23/2021
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.
News Article • 9/23/2021 • by By Art Haywood at WHYY
Every family in Pennsylvania deserves access to clean, safe drinking water.
Unfortunately, in many parts of our commonwealth, particularly in communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania with older infrastructure, we are still struggling to fulfill that promise. State and local governments don’t have the resources on our own to properly address these hazards. We need a partner in the federal government.
Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti calls on Congress to pass Biden infrastructure and climate plan at virtual roundtable
Press Release • 8/18/2021
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.
News Article • 8/6/2021 • by Julia Zenkevich at WESA
State lawmakers and environmental advocates gathered in Millvale Thursday, calling on Congress to allocate billions of dollars in federal funding for action on climate change.
Allegheny County elected officials, labor, environmental advocates call on Congress to pass the President’s Build Back Better Agenda
Press Release • 8/5/2021
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.