Pennsylvania Blog Posts

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.

"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.

Welcome to the Stand, Lancaster Against Pipelines

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.