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Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti calls on Congress to pass Biden infrastructure and climate plan at virtual roundtable

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.

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Local Communities Want Federal Dollars To Fortify Climate Change Infrastructure

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.

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Allegheny County elected officials, labor, environmental advocates call on Congress to pass the President’s Build Back Better Agenda

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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.

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League of Conservation Voters Launches Climate Action Organizing Effort in Western Pennsylvania

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), national affiliate of Conservation Voters of PA, announced the kick-off of its organizing program aimed at building momentum for congressional action on the critically important issues of climate change and clean energy.

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CVPA, PennFuture, and Sierra Club PA Release Joint Statement on the FY 21-22 PA Budget

CVPA, PennFuture, and Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter released the following statement regarding the FY 21-22 state budget. 

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Boyle pledges action on Biden infrastructure plan in town hall meeting

At a town hall meeting last night, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) highlighted the importance of passing President Biden’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan in building back Philadelphia’s economy in a way that helps working families. 

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Biden’s American Jobs Plan means a healthier, cleaner, more economically sound future for the Lehigh Valley

Congress has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle two of the biggest crises the Lehigh Valley faces today: the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts climate change is having on our working families by voting for President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.

The plan would tackle climate change by investing trillions of dollars in infrastructure to create union jobs, jumpstarting our economy and helping to end the current high unemployment.

At least 40% of these investments would be geared toward Black and brown communities, helping to address disinvestment and generations of systemic racism that have long forced these communities to bear the brunt of pollution and environmental degradation.

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PA can support workers, protect the environment by funding public transit

Lawmakers in Harrisburg are on the clock to pass legislation that will continue support for working class and communities of color, boost the state’s economy and improve air quality, as funding for public transit is scheduled to sunset at the end of 2022.

Act 89, bipartisan legislation signed by former Governor Tom Corbett in 2013, provided the largest investment in public transportation in decades. But we can’t afford to let the state’s highly partisan politics derail necessary, commonsense legislation to address this looming issue.

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Philadelphia needs the federal jobs plan to fight massive threats of climate change

You don’t have to look far to see the devastating effects of climate change. Severe storms that cause dangerous, costly flooding, and power outages are becoming more and more common. Temperatures are climbing, worsening childhood asthma. These impacts are felt even more acutely in cities like Philadelphia that lack trees in many neighborhoods and suffer from the “heat island” effect.

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Congress, legislature key to saving SEPTA, fighting climate change

President Biden’s plan to fight climate change by investing in critical infrastructure is the shot in the arm our economy needs. 

It promises to put millions of people to work in good-paying union jobs replacing lead pipes that threaten our children’s development, building new charging stations for growing numbers of electric vehicles and installing solar panels and wind turbines to expand access to clean, renewable energy.  

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