Across the street from Pittsburgh’s iconic ‘green’ building – Phipps Conservatory – on April 30 representatives of Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club rallied to personally endorse Bill Peduto for Mayor of Pittsburgh. “I am pleased to receive such enthusiastic endorsements from three of the leading environmental advocacy groups,” Peduto said. “Working together with their members, we will make Pittsburgh a model city in the area of protecting and preserving the environment.” (more…)
On March 9 the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Councilman Bill Peduto for Mayor and incumbent Natalia Rudiak for Pittsburgh City Council, District 4 in the May 21 Primary Elections. During his terms on City Council Bill has been an environmental leader, and has the vision and skills to make Pittsburgh a healthier and greener city. With the departure of Bill Peduto and Doug Shields, we expect Natalia to play an even stronger role in moving the city along an economically sustainable and environmentally sound path.
The Sierra Club has strongly endorsed the following candidates for the Nov. 6 election: Obama for President – with the promise of action on climate change and a ‘greeener’ economy; Casey for US Senate – a solid supporter of the environment; DePasquale for PA auditor-general – to keep an eye on the Corbett administration; Eaton for the 3rd Cong. Dist. – to replace a friend of the polluters; Doyle for the 14th Cong. Dist. – a solid supporter of the EPA; M. Smith for PA Senate – dedicated to a ‘green’ economy; Molcahny in the PA House – advocate for sustainable transportation system; and environmental hero Levdansky in one of the two closest races for a state House seat.
For more information about these endorsements, please contact Political Chair Angel Gober at [ angeldaguard at gmail.com ].
In a race that has caught national attention, on October 20 the Sierra Club endorsed Missa Eaton in the Third Congressional District. Her opponent is incumbent Mike Kelly. Extending south from Erie, the Third District includes all of Armstrong, Butler, and Mercer Counties as well as part of Lawrence County. (more…)
In an acknowledgement of his strong support of the environment, the Sierra Club has joined the League of Conservation Voters in endorsing Bob Casey in his bid to return to the US Senate. The Sierra Club has also endorsed incumbent Mike Doyle for the 14th Congressional District (Pittsburgh). Alone among Western Pennsylvania Congressmen, Rep. Doyle has been a stalwart defender of sensible air pollution regulation and protector of our National Forests.
On Sept. 15 the Sierra Club, Pennsylvania Chapter endorsed Matt Smith in the race for the 37th Senate District. Smith is currently Representative for the 42nd House district, and will face D. Raja for the open seat created by the retirement of John Pippy. Raja handily lost to Fitzgerald in the race for County Executive in November 2011. The 37th Senate District includes Avalon, Ben Avon, Findley, Mt Lebanon, Moon, Peters, and Jefferson Hills. Smith Joins Dave Levdansky, Erin Molchany, and Missa Easton as the Club’s endorsed candidates in Western Pennsylvania.
On August 16 three state-wide environmental organizations announced their endorsement of David Levdansky to represent the 39th District in the state House. Valued as a strong environmental advocate by Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club, Levdansky is fighting to re-gain the seat he lost to Rick Saccone by 151 votes in the November 2010 election. The 39th District straddles Allegheny and Washington counties from Elizabeth to South Park to Eighty Four. (more…)
In the April 24 election to fill the 22nd District House seat vacated by Chelsa Wagner, the Sierra Club has endorsed Erin Molchany. An active member of the Mt. Washington community and Exec. Dir. of Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), Molchany is particularly interested in transportation issues, including public transit. In the 39th District David Levdansky is fighting to regain the seat that he lost to Richard Saccone by 151 votes in 2010. In recognition of his reputation as a reliable Environmental Champion, the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has endorsed Levdansky over his opponents in the Democratic Primary, as has the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Search the site
for regular updates.
- 20 June:
- 21 June:
- 26 June:
C02 PPM from co2now.org