Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania is making the environment a top priority across the Commonwealth.


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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Grades on environmental, business scorecards differ for Congressional Democrats, Republicans

While congressional Democrats scored big while Republicans did poorly on a new environmental scorecard, the situation was reversed when it came to recent pro-business rankings.

The Conservation Voters of PA last week released the results of the League of Conservation Voters 2018 environmental scorecard and its executive director had flattering words for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, who scored 93 percent, and some harsh ones for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Lehigh County, who was given a score of zero.

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Conservation Voters of PA Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2018 National Environmental Scorecard

Conservation Voters of PA today released the Pennsylvania delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2018 National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress, and is available for download here, in Spanish here, and online at

"As the Trump administration continued its assault on our most important environmental protections, Senator Toomey refused to stand up for Pennsylvania’s air, water, land, and wildlife" said Conservation Voters of PA’s Executive Director Josh McNeil. "Instead of rubber stamping a polluter agenda, we need our representatives in Congress to fight for the health of our communities, the beauty of our state, and the future of our economy — and thankfully we can count on Senator Casey to push back. We’re more determined than ever before to hold members of Congress accountable for putting polluters ahead of our families."

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As Philadelphia City Council prepares to vote on a controversial fossil fuel project this week, major environmental groups announced that a vote in support of this project will automatically disqualify incumbent councilmembers from receiving the organizations’ endorsements.

Representing many of Philadelphia’s largest citizen-based environmental organizations, PennEnvironment, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, and the Sunrise Movement joined together to make today’s announcement.

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Jordan Yeager Earns Environmental Endorsement

Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Jordan Yeager for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Bucks County. This is the first time in its 10 year history that Conservation Voters of PA has endorsed a candidate for Court of Common Pleas. 

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Pennsylvania Elects 24 New Pro-Environment Candidates; Secures Key Victories in Southeast PA

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. Forty three 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.

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Collett, Greenleaf Jr. square off for 12th District Senate seat

"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.

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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.

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