Will you officially and publicly support the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Would you sign legislation to mandate, incentivize and fund 20,000 solar homes by 2025?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: Not checked

Environmental Position: YES

Will you update, expand, and prioritize the implementation of the Greenworks program and secure funding to meet its goals?  

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Would you adopt high Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy requirements in all city procurement policies?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: Not checked

Environmental Position: YES

Will you publicly advocate for the state and federal governments to set and enforce strict standards for ground-level ozone? 

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Will you publicly support and advocate for a permanent moratorium on drilling in the Delaware River watershed?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: Not checked 

Environmental Position: YES

Would you sign into law legislation that would require customers to pay a small fee to the merchant if they elect to use a single use bag instead of a reusable bag or no bag?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: NO

Environmental Position: YES

Would you sign into law legislation that would ban all single use bags?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: NO

Environmental Position: YES

Will you commit to meeting the city’s recycling goals, properly communicate and enforce recycling programs, and ensure that the Recycling Office is adequately staffed?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Do you support requiring GSI tools into all new and retrofitted buildings and public projects such as parks, schools, and streets? 

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: Not checked

Environmental Position: YES

Would you call on the federal government and railroad companies doing business in Philadelphia to expedite the replacement of oil tank cars that do not meet the highest safety standards?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Would you direct the Office of Emergency Management to work with PEMA to update all emergency response planning to address the risks of crude-by-rail, and to fully inform the public of the risks and response plans by conducting proactive outreach that includes meeting with impacted communities?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Would you convene a public meeting of multiple stakeholders to compare the impacts of an energy hub built on fossil fuels with the impacts of an energy hub based on renewable energy? 

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: YES

Environmental Position: YES

Would you require PGW—if sold to a private corporation or remaining under city control— to increase its rate of replacement to 50 miles/year by 2025? 

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: Not checked 

Environmental Position: YES

Do you oppose efforts to turn public parklands and open spaces in Philadelphia into privately held developments?

Jim Kenney: YES

Anthony Williams: Not checked

Environmental Position: YES