Sign Petition to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

From the Economic Policy Institute (http://www.epi.org/): For decades, our right to collectively negotiate a fair return on our work has been under attack. Whether it is so-called “right-to-work” laws, or legal attempts to undermine collective bargaining rights―corporate lobbyists seek to … Continued

EDF Report: PA Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Nearly 5 Times Higher Than State Inventory

Posted: 15 Feb 2018 08:13 AM PST at http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2018/02/edf-report-pa-oil-gas-methane-emissions.html Methane emissions from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas sites may be 522,400 tons a year rather than the 112,100 tons oil and gas companies report to the Department of Environmental Protection, according … Continued

Greenstein: Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision

Posted at https://www.cbpp.org/press/statements/greenstein-trump-budget-offers-stark-vision Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Statement: February 12, 2018 – For Immediate Release BY ROBERT GREENSTEIN A President’s budget reflects his vision for America.  From that perspective, President Trump’s vision is stark, with the most affluent individuals and … Continued

Help Wanted: PA Environmental Council Energy & Climate Program Manager—Deadline March 2

Posted: 09 Feb 2018 12:03 PM PST at http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2018/02/help-wanted-pa-environmental-council.html The PA Environmental Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Energy and Climate Program Manager in PEC’s Pittsburgh Office. This is a full time position that helps guide … Continued

Pick Your Congressional Map: Pennsylvania Democrats, GOP Activists Send Proposals to State Supreme Court

Marc Levy Of The Associated Press New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts rolled in Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit maps of boundaries for the state Supreme Court to consider adopting for this … Continued

Senate Committee Approves Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill–Urge Senator Toomey to Cosponsor

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): Because of your support and outreach to lawmakers, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (2/15) advanced legislation to reduce some federal mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses and to reform federal prisons on a bipartisan … Continued