Pennsylvania Blog Posts

Fight back against the Trump agenda

Resisting the ‘Trump Normal’

August 10, 2017

The first step on the road to ruin in a democracy is seduction, a good sales rap, and a charismatic pitchman who convinces us that a secure, prosperous  future is possible, but only he can get us there. That's what we're faced with now - a President seemingly ravaged by narcissism and paranoia, whose ego flames with popular passions who seems more concerned with satisfying his "base" than leading the country.

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action

Raw Deal

August 10, 2017

There’s only one way to describe the recent revenue package (HB 118 & 542) that passed the Pennsylvania State Senate and is supported by Governor Wolf, which trades off enacting one the nation’

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Protecting Lake Erie and Reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 9, 2017

Forty-five years ago, Lake Erie was so polluted that TIME Magazine stated it was, “in danger of dying by suffocation.” Although there was a massive clean-up effort on the local, state, and federal

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action

203 oil and gas lobbyists (in Pennsylvania alone!)

June 9, 2017

It’s clear that President Trump won’t be acting on climate or clean water – in fact everything he’s done has taken us backward. But here in Pennsylvania, we can make a difference.

Pittsburgh phone canvass (from L to R: John, Meghan, Geoff)

Do Something This Summer

June 7, 2017

Summer should be a time to have fun, to meet new people, and to get out of our comfort zones, which is why I’ve got no problem saying that of all the summer job opportunities, working with us at Clean Water Action is one of the best.

Theresa Thompson / Creative Commons

Shape Pittsburgh’s Environmental Future - Vote in the May 16th Primary

May 3, 2017

President Trump’s continued rollback of federal safeguards means we must look more toward local leaders to provide needed protections for our health and environment. That’s why it’s so important that you vote in the May 16th primary and elect candidates who embrace this responsibility. Clean Water Action has endorsed in the Democratic Primary: Bill Peduto for Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh; Ashleigh Deemer for Pittsburgh City Council, District 4; and Dan Gilman, Pittsburgh City Council, District 8.