Local leaders in the fight for a clean energy future, including:
* Mollie Michel, PA
joined citizens to raise their voices for climate action and to show that Pennsylvanians demand real climate solutions, not the unraveling of decades of hard work and life-saving environmental protections.
"Pennsylvanians want a safer environment and at PennEnvironment we believe that the Commonwealth should not have to suffer from a federal government that's reversing all of our progress and making people sick," said
"As we all know there are several risks associated with climate change. According to the
Across the country, and right here in
"Rolling back the protections that protect our children from the dangers of air pollution, climate change, and toxic chemicals, is not only misguided and dangerous, it is immoral," said Mollie Michel, PA
"The wellbeing of Philadelphians has been violated. This abuse reveals a textbook example of environmental racism is in this city where pollution disproportionately impacts the lives of people of color. POWER is bearing witness to this inequity and empowering our neighbors to obtain climate justice," said Rev.
Just this month, two major proposals were announced that would severely weaken our environmental protections. These proposals include a rollback of the federal clean cars standards and the recently announced replacement of the Clean Power Plan. Both of these proposals would severely diminish the standards that decrease our greenhouse gas emissions - the type of pollution that accelerates climate change and puts communities at risk.
In the face of these federal attacks, local action on climate change is more important than ever. So PennEnvironment partnered with local organizations and leaders in
"AFGE is defending
The event attendees, speakers, and sponsors committed to continue working together to fight climate change and fight back against the