Press Release • 9/5/2018
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.”
Press Release • 9/5/2018
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.”
News Article • 8/23/2018
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.
News Article • 8/23/2018
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.”
News Article • 8/23/2018 • by Bill O'Toole at Next Pittsburgh
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.
Coalition of Leading Environmental Organizations Releases 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard
Press Release • 8/16/2018
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.
News Article • 7/14/2018 • by Josh McNeil and Gene Karpinski at The Times Tribune
Nearly $315 million of the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been invested in Pennsylvania’s outdoor spaces, including Ricketts Glen State Park in Luzerne County.
Sadly, Congress has failed to renew this program, which is scheduled to expire in September. That’s why Rep. Matt Cartwright, of Moosic, recently spoke out to protect this critical program, which protects places like Independence National Historical Park and Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe County.
Press Release • 5/16/2018
Conservation Voters of PA congratulates its slate of endorsed candidate who won their primary elections Tuesday night: incumbents Sen. Art Haywood, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Mike O’Brien, Rep. Chris Rabb, and Rep. James Roebuck, and challengers Sara Innamorato, Kyle Mullins, Danielle Friel Otten, and Summer Lee. Conservation Voters of PA also congratulates Helen Tai for her victory in the Special Election in House District 178.
Press Release • 4/30/2018
Today, Conservation Voters of PA and Sierra Club Pennsylvania both endorsed Summer Lee for State Representative in Allegheny County’s 34th District.
“Summer is campaigning on a platform centered on achieving environmental justice for constituents in the 34th district and brings an unparalleled energy to her fight for clean air and water in her community,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “Voters have a historic opportunity to elect a true environmental champion by voting for Summer in the May 15th primary.”
Press Release • 4/20/2018
Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Sara Innamorato for State Representative in Allegheny County’s 21st district.
“Sara is campaigning on a platform full of pro-environment issues and brings an unparalleled energy to her fight for clean air and water in her community,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “She’s a strong supporter of progressive solutions to climate change and we encourage the voters of the 21st district to send her to Harrisburg.”