The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Brad Koplinski and his campaign for Lt. Governor. This decision was based on a questionnaire sent to all the candidates, follow-up interviews, and research.
“Our members were impressed with Brad Koplinski’s recognition of the range of challenging environmental issues we face in Pennsylvania, and his courageous stance on Marcellus Shale drilling”, said Sierra Club – Pennsylvania Chapter Director Joanne Kilgour. “He has a clear understanding of the opportunities before the Commonwealth to improve the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our shared land.”
Koplinski is the only candidate for Governor or Lt. Governor to sign a pledge to not issue any new drilling permits until stronger regulations protecting property owners and pipelines are put in place, a severance fee on extracted gas is established and the contents of the fracking fluid that is pumped into the land is fully disclosed. In addition, Koplinski is committed to addressing climate change, improving green building standards in Pennsylvania, and supporting renewable energy.