U.S. Rep. Doyle raises alarm for action on climate change legislation in Pittsburgh town hall

U.S. Rep. Doyle raises alarm for action on climate change legislation in Pittsburgh town hall

In Soldiers and Sailors on Wednesday night, US Rep. Mike Doyle gathered residents and environmental experts to discuss climate change and its impact on the commonwealth.

After two hours of questions and urgent warnings, the theme was clear: the world is running out of time to mitigate the threat climate change poses to survival. Starting off the night’s discussion Doyle doubled down on the science behind climate change.
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
Wolf, Midwest governors seek increased attention on Great Lakes environmental quality

Wolf, Midwest governors seek increased attention on Great Lakes environmental quality

A group of four Democratic governors, including Gov. Tom Wolf, called Monday on the party’s presidential nominees to give greater attention to the environmental state of the Great Lakes.

The proposed Great Lakes 2020 Presidential Agenda was released by Wolf and Governors JB Pritzer of Illinois, Gretchen Witmer of Michigan, Tim Walz of Minnesota and Tony Evers of Wisconsin in an effort to boost the issue’s visibility ahead of the next round of primary debates, set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Let’s get fiscal: 4 highlights from the 2019-2020 Fiscal Code bill

Let’s get fiscal: 4 highlights from the 2019-2020 Fiscal Code bill

A wide-ranging Fiscal Code bill was sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk Thursday, bringing the 2019-2020 budget one step closer to enactment.

The legislation, which helps outline specifics of the annual spending plan, passed the House and the Senate on Thursday, setting in place procedures that could affect environmental policy, energy costs, and the state’s preparedness for emergencies.
Thursday, June 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvanians weigh in on climate change, marijuana and vaccines in new poll

Pennsylvanians weigh in on climate change, marijuana and vaccines in new poll

A new statewide public health poll released Wednesday by the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion found that a majority of Pennsylvanians believe climate change is a major public health threat, a finding which comes as lawmakers in the General Assembly are juggling multiple renewable energy proposals while also hosting climate change skeptics at informational hearings in the Capitol.

The survey, released in conjunction with the Muhlenberg College Public Health Program, sheds light on statewide positions on climate change, marijuana legalization and vaccines. Respondents expressed support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, and relayed skepticism over claims that vaccines present dangers.
Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Recycling in Pennsylvania may not be dead, but industry professionals see a broken system that could be aided by state lawmakers in Harrisburg. 
 
Panelists representing the National Waste & Recycling Association, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, recycling company Agilyx and the Consumer Technology Association appeared before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Wednesday to brief lawmakers on the state of recycling in Pennsylvania and urge legislators to fix the system and make it more convenient for Pennsylvania residents.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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