Environment

Representative Houlahan Denounces Decision To Formally Withdraw From The Paris Agreement

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to formally notify the United Nations on Monday that he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change: “The Administration seems determined to disregard the scientific fact that climate change is happening,” said Houlahan. “Withdrawing from the... Read more »

Brandywine Conservancy gets $200,000 grant to restore Red and White Clay Creek watersheds

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Originally posted in the Daily Local The Brandywine Conservancy is excited to announce it has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). As part of NFWF’s 2019 Delaware River Restoration Fund, this grant is a multistate investment to restore habitats and deliver practices that ultimately improve and protect critical sources of drinking water. With these fu... Read more »

Women Scientists Form a Policy Advocacy Network in the Mid-Atlantic

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Originally published in Union of Concerned Scientists Many societal challenges are rooted in structural inefficiencies and inequities that require government solutions informed by science. Women experience burden and harm from inaction in distinct ways, but our voices are underrepresented in both the advocacy and policy processes. We believe women scientists have untapped potential to leverage the... Read more »

Military bases unprepared for gathering climate change storm

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Originally published in Roll Call Written by Elvina Nawaguna TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A mangled red, white and blue patrol plane still lies across what was once a park here where families played and picnicked, nine months after Hurricane Michael stormed out of the Gulf of Mexico with its 155-mile-per-hour winds. And beyond that wreckage and other detritus, about 300 of this Air Force base’s ... Read more »

Letter to editor: Climate change poses grave threats to Pennsylvania; here’s what we’re doing about it

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Originally published in Daily Local By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Penn Environment As local residents celebrated Earth Day, 2019, we used it as a crucial opportunity to put a bright and necessary spotlight on one of the most critical issues affecting Pennsylvania, our country, and our world – climate change. Let us be frank: Climate change is happening. The effects will be disastrous. And it’s caus... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Commits to Fighting Climate Change and Passes Ambitious Amendment

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which included her crucial amendment. The legislation ensures the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action. Houlahan’s amendment requires the Administration’s strategy to include how the United States can use all... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Introduces Bold Amendment to Combat Climate Change

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Representative Houlahan Introduces Bold Amendment to Combat Climate Change WASHINGTON – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced her amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, of which she is a cosponsor. The bill will be on the House Floor next week. The amendment strongly encourages the United States to go above and beyond the requirements outlined in the Paris Agreement and aggr... Read more »

Daily Local News - Houlahan introduces bold amendment to combat climate change

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Originally published in Daily Local News By MediaNews Group WASHINGTON—Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced her amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, of which she is a cosponsor. The bill will be on the House Floor next week. The amendment strongly encourages the United States to go above and beyond the requirements outlined in the Paris Agreement and aggressively employ di... Read more »

Daily Local News - Local lawmakers, municipal leaders push for renewable energy

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Originally published in the Daily Local News By MediaNews Group Local lawmakers and municipal leaders found out what it will take to transition to 100 percent renewable energy at PennEnvironment and Sierra Club’s Chester County Ready for 100 program in West Whiteland. More than 150 Chester County residents explored clean energy and energy efficiency at the expo Saturday, and learned how they can t... Read more »

Daily Local News - Guest column: A bipartisan approach to border security and ending the shutdown

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Originally published in the Daily Local News By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan It has been 14 days since I was sworn into Congress on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. It is the honor and privilege of my lifetime. Unfortunately, I join dozens of other freshmen from across the nation entering our first days in office into a partial government shutdown. Nearly one quarter o... Read more »