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



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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New report on shale industry spending is a clarion call for campaign finance reform

The [Marcellus Money] report should serve as a clarion call for a serious push for campaign finance reform in Pennsylvania, where the sky's the limit on campaign contributions and the only direct corporate contributions are banned.

Continue Reading Report Reveals Millions in Donations to State Elected Officials from the Fracking Industry

The project today released its latest report detailing donations from the fracking industry to state candidates and elected officials. The report highlights that since 2007, members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and other companies that profit from fracking have spent $69.6 million since 2007 to lobby Pennsylvania’s state government. Lobbyists, PACs and executives from these companies donated $11.2 million to campaign committees registered with the state.

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Governor Tom Wolf for Re-Election; Mayor John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor

Today, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania is proud to endorse Governor Tom Wolf for re-election and Mayor John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor. “Over the last four years, Governor Wolf has advanced key policies that have made Pennsylvania a greener and healthier place in which to live,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA.

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Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Launches Ad Campaign to Urging Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation to #SaveLWCF

As the clock ticks down on the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) on September 30th, Conservation Voters of PA announced new print and digital ads and a targeted mail campaign urging Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, including Reps. Conor Lamb (D-18) and Keith Rothfus (R-12), to support permanent reauthorization and full funding for the nation’s best parks program.

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Conservation Voters of PA Endorses Mike Zabel for State Representative

[Philadelphia, PA] – Today, Conservation Voters of PA endorsed Mike Zabel (D) for State Representative in Delaware County’s 163rd 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.

“The 163rd district deserves a State Representative who cares about clean air, land, and water,” said Caren Glotfelty, Board Chair of Conservation Voters of PA. “If elected, I know that Mike will stand up for the rights of his constituents, and against polluters.”

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