Category Archives: Environment

Urge PA Legislators to Support Natural Gas Extraction Fee to Protect PA Natural Resources

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Right now there’s a debate in Harrisburg about whether natural gas drillers should pay their fair share on the extraction of our natural resources. We’re doing all we can to win this debate but we need your … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Clean Air Should Not Be Optional

From the American Lung Association (http://www.lung.org): Can you imagine what our cities and towns would look like if there were no limits on air pollution? Or if states, under pressure from polluters, could just “opt out” of Clean Air Act … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Health Care | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Stand with Pope Francis on Climate Change

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Pope Francis has released an encyclical on ecology – reminding us that all are called to act now to protect the climate and our neighbors around the world. The first chapter of the 184-page … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Take Action | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bursting the Shale Jobs’ Balloon

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/june/bursting-shale-jobs-balloon Jun 17, 2015 03:46 pm | Jan Jarrett The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has corrected “glaring errors” in the way it counts jobs related to gas drilling and drastically revised downward the number by 160,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pope Francis Releases Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): You may have heard that Pope Francis has released an important teaching document about ecology and Creation that addresses climate change as “one symptom of an unsustainable consumption and wasteful use of resources.” … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Citizens Climate Lobby Harrisburg—Upcoming Meetings

What is a carbon tax, what impact could it have, and why is it important? If you watched Episode 9 of Years of Living Dangerously, you saw and heard the conversation between Thomas Friedman and President Obama.  When asked what … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Events | Tagged , | Leave a comment

EPA: PA Falling Far Behind Bay, Waterways Cleanup Plan

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-15/water/epa-pa-falling-far-behind-bay-waterways-cleanup-plan/a46714-1 June 15, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is falling far short of its commitments to clean up local rivers and streams. That affects the quality … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Long-awaited EPA Study Shows How Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study that was five years in the making was released earlier this month. Its un-news: fracking can contaminate drinking water sources. The report acknowledges what scientists, environmental … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Tagged | Leave a comment

While Drillers’ Production Soars, Pennsylvania’s Impact Fee Stumbles

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/june/while-drillers%E2%80%99-production-soars-pennsylvania%E2%80%99s-impact-fee-stumbles Jun 10, 2015 03:58 pm | Jan Jarrett The impact fee isn’t working for Pennsylvania, but it is for the gas drillers. Last year, the drillers far exceeded their production record from the previous year by 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Urge Your State Representative to Support Natural Gas Severance Tax

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Gov. Tom Wolf recently proposed a five percent severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. The proposed tax enjoys the support of a majority of Pennsylvanians and is modeled after taxes levied in other natural gas … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, PA Budget, Take Action | Tagged | Leave a comment