Environment

COVID-19 is a wake-up call: It’s high time for action on our climate crisis | Opinion

| Posted in Op-Eds

Published in Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Written by Rep. Houlahan and Flora Cardoni, field director for PennEnvironment. We are facing multiple crises at once. As we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and a national reckoning with racial injustice, we cannot forget that the climate crisis is reaching a boiling point. We do not have the luxury of solving one crisis at a time — and when it comes t... Read more »

Berks reps. seek alternative to contaminated fire foam

| Posted in In the News

Originally published by 69 News WASHINGTON - Efforts to develop an alternative to contaminated firefighting foam have prompted action from some lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including two who represent Berks County. U.S. Reps. Madeleine Dean and Chrissy Houlahan said Monday that they have partnered with some of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan PFAS Free Foam Research and Development Act. ... Read more »

Houlahan: We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off Pipeline Safety During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced she has written to Mr. Howard Elliot, the Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, expressing concern about the recent news and the delays in the enforcement of energy pipeline safety regulations. There are several energy pipelines that run through Pennsylvania’s 6th district, including the Mar... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Demócratas hablan sobre los desafíos del Censo en medio de una pandemia

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Publicado en la Estrella-Capital Escrito por Cassie Miller El Censo de los Estados Unidos, que viene cada 10 años, es un proyecto logístico y burocrático masivo en los mejores momentos. Ahora imagine tratando de contar a cada persona que vive en los Estados Unidos en medio de la peor crisis de salud pública durante un siglo y una temporada presidencial. Durante una charla en vivo en Facebook y Twi... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

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Originally published in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star Written by Cassie Miller The U.S. Census, which comes every 10 years, is a massive logistical and bureaucratic undertaking at the best of times. Now imagine trying to count every person living in the United States in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century — and a presidential season. During a live chat on Facebook and Twitter ... Read more »

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

| Posted in In the News

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 »