Climate Change Issues

PA: A FRACTURED STATE

Longtime BWA member Mark Lichty, after talking to many fellow Pennsylvania citizens, realized that some did not know their rights under the Environmental Rights Amendment to the state constitution – the right to pure water and clean air. The result of this realization: “PA: A Fractured State,” a short film. Click here to see it.

Lichty also interviewed Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper, on the issue. Click here to see the video.

carbon pollution ‘costs are high’ 

BWA Executive Director Kelly Gallo testified on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Click here to read her testimony to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

‘Climate CHANGE IS WATER CHANGE’

From our friends at Trout Unlimited comes a blog to catch your attention:
“Climate change is water change. A warmer climate impacts nearly every facet of the water cycle. … Unless bold actions are taken now, some of the most harmful causes of river degradation will accelerate as the climate continues to warm.”

Click here to read more about how local efforts can “move the needle nationally.”

WINTER IS COMING! USE CARBON-NEUTRAL FUELS.

Carbon neutral fuels do not increase the amount of carbon dioxide cycling through the atmosphere. Wood is carbon neutral. Fossil fuels, such as coal, are not. Find out more about carbon neutral fuels here.

Our Latest Video

“How the Climate Crisis is Impacting Wildlife and What We Can Do About it,” with Ed Perry of the National Wildlife Federation. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

An event hosted July 13, 2019, by Brodhead Watershed Association’s Climate Action Committee

 

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QUESTIONING CANDIDATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

How do political candidates propose to battle climate change on a local level?

Climate Change IssuesThe BWA Climate Action Committee asked candidates for Monroe County commissioner and local municipal leadership positions – including incumbents – about their ideas on climate change. (BWA board members and staff who are candidates on the Nov. 5, 2019, ballot were excluded from participation.)

Here’s the question posed to candidates earlier this fall:

“As bipartisan Congressional support for carbon tax legislation increases (i.e. Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act), it’s likely the future will hold carbon use related fees for both individuals and governing bodies. Throughout our state, local governments are adopting resolutions and establishing plans to power their communities with 100% renewable energy. What actions would you take to decrease your municipality’s carbon footprint, promote renewable energy, and save future taxpayers the burden of carbon tax fees?”

Read a summary of the candidates’ questions

Read the candidates’ responses verbatim

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What is Climate Change!

A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.

WHAT WE'VE LEARNED

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