Tell PA's New Leaders to Work Towards a Healthy Environment for All Pennsylvania Communities

Pennsylvanians face serious environmental threats that impact our lives and health -- and we don't face these equitably.

Heat waves are lasting longer and are getting hotter, and hurt the elderly, low-income people, and Black and brown residents the hardest.

Air pollution from big polluters kills more people prematurely in Pennsylvania than any state in the nation per capita.

One-third of our waters are too polluted for fishing or swimming.

Aging homes throughout the state contain damaging lead, asbestos, and other environmental toxins that damage the health of the most vulnerable residents who can't afford costly rehabs.

We elect new leaders on the promise that they will address these issues. Now we must remind them about the challenges that hardworking Pennsylvanians face every single day, and push them to fight for a healthy environment for everyone.

Sign the petition to Governor Josh Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis, House Majority Leader Mark Rozzi, and Senate President Kim Ward asking for a healthy environment for everyone.

"In addition to preserving the natural, scenic, historic, and aesthetic values of the environment, Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and clean water.

Yet, despite what's written in the Constitution, Pennsylvania's frontline and environmental justice communities have long been disproportionately burdened by polluting industries, inequitable policy, and inadequate regulatory decisions.

We urge you to take action against environmental disparities and protect our state's incredible natural heritage by taking the environment into consideration in all aspects of your policymaking under your leadership.

You'll find dozens of effective policy solutions in A Shared Vision for Vision for Pennsylvania's Environment and Communities that will help you address air quality problems, water pollution sources, lack of public green spaces, and remediation of toxic homes; ensure a healthy democracy without restrictions on the right to vote or gerrymandered districts; and create a clean energy future that is centered around our workforce.

You can count on us to support your efforts to create healthy communities throughout Pennsylvania."

Sponsored by:

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
Darby Creek Valley Association
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association
Green Building United
Clean Air Action

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