More than 400 advocate for climate action during PennEnvironment’s Lobby Day

Hundreds of concerned citizens showed up this June to tip the scales in favor of climate safeguards. 

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Mary Katherine Moore
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Author: Mary Katherine Moore

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Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

As a key state legislative vote approached, the extent of Pennsylvania’s power to regulate climate pollution hung in the balance. Thankfully, hundreds of concerned citizens showed up in June to tip the scales in favor of climate safeguards. 

On June 10, more than 400 Pennsylvanians participated in 90 video meetings during PennEnvironment’s virtual Climate Action Lobby Day. Attendees received advocacy training and met with state legislators to support the state's entrance into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a transition to 100 percent renewable energy, and the adoption of appliance efficiency standards. The rally also took aim at two bills that would strip the Department of Environmental Protection of its ability to regulate climate pollution.

“The public’s support for tackling climate change has far outpaced our elected officials’ willingness to implement the policies needed to ensure a safe climate for future generations,” said Flora Carodni, PennEnvironment’s field director. 

“Concerned Pennsylvanians are with us today to say that those days are over,” Flora added.

Read more about our Climate Action Lobby Day.

Learn more about our Clean, Green & Reneweable Energy campaign. 

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Tell your legislators to support transitioning Pennsylvania to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Photo: PennEnvironment Filed Director Flora Cardoni (bottom, left) leads PennEnvironment advocates and supporters as they rally for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Credit: Staff

Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.