Tell Your Representative: Say NO to Bad PA Budget Bill that Puts Environmental Protections in Danger

From the Clean Air Council ( You can make a huge difference. Right now, your state representative is deciding how to vote on a bad budget bill (HB 542 ) that would put important environmental protections in major jeopardy. The … Continued

Farming Out DEP Permitting Function to Third Parties: Tell PA Reps This is a Bad Idea

From Pennsylvanians Against Fracking ( The Pennsylvania legislature has been guilty of over-reach and pandering to gas industry interests in the past (Act 13 comes to mind), but the current amendments to House Bills 542 (Tax Code), 453 (Fiscal Code), … Continued

PennFuture Statement: Budget Deal Prioritizes Gas Industry

Posted at July 27, 2017; HARRISBURG, PA – PennFuture strongly opposes the budget deal passed by the Senate today, which takes environmental protection away from statewide watchdogs and places regulatory power into the hands of the oil and gas … Continued

A Bipartisan Revenue Plan but No End in Sight

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center ( Jeff Garis, Outreach and Engagement Director for the PA Budget and Policy Center, joins this podcast ( to talk about the (very late) PA budget, the bipartisan revenue package passed out of … Continued

Drillers Are Right – PA Needs Tax Rate on Gas Like Other States: It’s Time for a Severance Tax

Posted at Jul 21, 2017 09:06 pm | Stephen Herzenberg In its recent letter to Speaker Mike Turzai, the Marcellus Shale Coalition points (in paragraph three) to the effective tax rate (ETR) on production as a key indicator of … Continued

July Policy Updates/Actions from PA Interfaith Power and Light

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light ( Due to vacations, our July 2017 PA IPL climate policy briefing call is CANCELLED, but we are still providing a policy update summary below,  beginning with opportunities for action and witness.  Our monthly … Continued

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