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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.

"Oceans are rising and so are we." photo: Clean Water

What difference can a March on Washington make?

April 25, 2017

I would argue that there’s still no better way to change the direction our nation is headed in than to wake up early, get on a bus, and join a crowd in our nation’s capitol march for what you believe in.

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Lancaster Residents Prepare to Resist Pipeline

February 22, 2017

With a federal government dominated by fossil fuel insiders and allies, it’s more important than ever for communities to stand together as one to protect their water, land, and health.

Victories and Challenges in Pennsylvania

December 22, 2016

Climate change is a hoax. We’re going to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. We’re going to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule. We’re going to roll back most of the Obama administration’s environmental policies, including the Clean Power Plan.

These are not only president-elect Trump’s words but his vision for the environmental world he intends to create and they could have a profound impact on Pennsylvania’s water, air, and health.

The planet needs all of our help

November 21, 2016

I'm an activist, which probably goes without saying, given that I work as a canvasser for a non-profit environmental organization.

Air pollution / photo: istock

Cracking Down on Shell’s Cracker Plant

November 15, 2016

Thirty miles northwest of Pittsburgh in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to build the largest petrochemical processing facility that our region has ever seen.