Pittsburgh students call on lawmakers to act in climate change strike

Pittsburgh students call on lawmakers to act in climate change strike

All over the world students and advocates took to the streets to participate in the global climate change strike Friday. The city of Pittsburgh was one of 800 places in the U.S. where students and advocates gathered to demand action from lawmakers on climate change. 

Ordinarily the city-county building is barren on Friday afternoons. For the strike however, hundreds of students--some accompanied by their parents--flooded it with signs and chants, fearing for their futures in a world where climate change isn’t addressed. 
Monday, September 23, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
3 highlights from a House hearing on climate change

3 highlights from a House hearing on climate change

As international climate rallies take place across the globe, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held a hearing to learn more about the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat climate change. 

The hearing offered a glimpse into the future of climate-related policy in the General Assembly, which would have to appease both Democrats and Republicans before making it to the Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. 
Friday, September 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Climate activists pressure lawmakers on severance tax support

Climate activists pressure lawmakers on severance tax support

Does support for Gov. Tom Wolf’s $4.5 billion severance tax-funded infrastructure plan equate to support for natural gas production? Some climate activists believe it does and are pressuring state lawmakers to rescind their support for Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative.

 

Activists from the Better Path Coalition — a network of approximately 30 environmentally-focused organizations — have been targeting co-sponsors of Wolf’s plan on social media in an effort to get them to remove their name from the legislation.

Thursday, July 11, 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
Tweets of the Week - March 25, 2019

Tweets of the Week - March 25, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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