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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Representative Gene DiGirolamo

[Philadelphia, PA] – Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R) for re-election to the State House in Bucks County’s 18th 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.

“Rep. DiGirolamo's ongoing fight to protect the environment should inspire other lawmakers to stand up for the clean air and safe water that their constituents deserve,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “Even when it means standing against his party’s leadership, Rep. DiGirolamo does the right thing for the people of his district and that's the kind of leadership Pennsylvania needs.”

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky for re-election in Philadelphia’s 161st district. 

“Rep. Krueger-Braneky has demonstrated time and time again that she is a true environmental champion,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA. “She has consistently championed clean energy, water, and air, and we encourage voters of the 161st district to send Rep. Krueger-Braneky back to Harrisburg.” 

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Melissa Shusterman for State Representative

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Melissa Shusterman (D) for State Representative in Chester County’s 157th District. 

“Melissa Shusterman is exactly the kind of candidate we need representing Chester County. She recognizes the importance of preserving our open spaces and protecting our drinking water from pipelines and other threats, and will prioritize environmental progress in Harrisburg,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA.  

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Christina Sappey for State Representative

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Christina Sappey (D) for State Representative in Chester County’s 158th District. 

“Chris Sappey knows what it takes to make change in Harrisburg, and she has made environmental issues like sustainability, land conservation, and supporting green businesses an integral part of her campaign,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA. “Ms. Sappey is the right choice for the 158th district, and we know she will be a strong champion for environmental issues in Harrisburg.”

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Representative Carolyn Comitta

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Representative Carolyn Comitta (D) for re-election to the State House in Chester County’s 156th District. 

“Rep. Comitta has demonstrated her dedication to environmental issues throughout her career. In Harrisburg, she has been a stalwart champion for clean air, open space, and drinkable water, earning a 100% on our 2017/2018 Environmental Scorecard,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA. “At a time when Chester County faces so many unprecedented environmental concerns, we must re-elect people like Rep. Comitta to the State House.”

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Rep. Tina Davis for State Senate

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Rep. Tina Davis (D) for State Senate in Bucks County’s 6th District. “In her time as a State Representative, Tina Davis has proven that she is a true environmental champion,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “We know she will bring her support of clean air, land, and water to the Senate with her when elected.” 

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Killion Receives 100% Rating from Top Environmental Groups

Senator Tom Killion (R-9) has received a 100% legislative scorecard rating from Pennsylvania’s leading environmental organizations.  The perfect score is based on votes cast by Killion during the current 2017-2018 legislative session. The groups issuing the newly released rating include the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Sierra Club of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action of Pennsylvania and PennEnvironment.

 

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Dinniman Earns Perfect Score on 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard

State Senator Andy Dinniman has once again attained a perfect environmental voting record, according to the 2017-2018 Environmental Scorecard recently released by the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment, and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter.

“On this year’s scorecard, as in most past years, I scored 100 percent,” Dinniman who serves on the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said. “Chester County is a place that has a deep environmental ethic. I have done my best to reflect that ethic through my votes on environmental issues that come before the Senate.”

“I am proud to again be recognized in this way. Our natural resources are the property of all our citizens. We have a responsibility to safeguard our land, air, and water for our children and grandchildren.”

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How did your PA legislator do on the Environmental Scorecard? See them all here.

A consortium of environmental groups across the state released the annual Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard.

Despite some positive trends since the first version of the scorecard was published in 2012, Clean Water Action PACampaigns Director Steve Hvozdovich said the 2018 report indicates that the state capital remains “dominated by anti-environmental legislation.”

“We have far too many legislators who are willing to cast their votes for polluters or their well-heeled lobbyists,” he said.

The report was authored by the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.  

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Coalition of Leading Environmental Organizations Releases 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard

Conservation Voters of PA, PennEnvironment, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, and Clean Water Action have released their 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores each member of the State Senate and House of Representatives based on their votes on the most crucial environmental legislation that came before the General Assembly this session. 

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