Environmental Issues Committee

All are welcome at the next meeting.

In general, the Environmental Issues Committee studies and educates the public about climate change, environmental sustainability, the effects of Marcellus Shale drilling, and the impact of plastics on the environment.

LWVPA supports the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling (December 2013) based on Amendment One (I), Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution as enacted in 1972 which promises: “…a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.” Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people. 

Current Issues

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a proposal for Pennsylvania to join ten New England and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce climate change pollution. The RGGI strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating economic growth.

Members of the public can learn more about the RGGI by reading the information on Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection website.

You can also learn more from the infographics listed below this RGGI poster.

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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Current Issues

It's URGENT! Learn more about RGGI below:

Learn about how RGGI works here.

Learn about how RGGI protects out health and saves lives here.

Learn about what Pennsylvanians think about RGGI here.

Learn how RGGI will affect Climate Change in PA here.

Learn how Pennsylvania Businesses Support RGGI here.

Learn about how RGGI will provide opportunities for Coal Plant Communities in Pennsylvania here.

Learn how RGGI can protect jobs at Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants here.

Learn how RGGI can promote Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania here.