Obama's new EPA rules are a modest start, US needs a clean-energy economy
re-posted from the website of the Green Party of Allegheny County
Green Party candidates and leaders said that President Obama's new EPA regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generating power plants represented no more than a modest step forward against global climate change.
Greens reiterated the party's call for conversion to an economy based on clean renewable energy, with the added benefit of millions of new jobs.
On Monday October 28 Katrina Brabham and Robert Piemme spoke to the students of the "Management of Nonprofit Environmental Organizations" class, headed by Professor Ward Allebach.
About fifteen students were present.
Robert talked about the history of Green politics as a global movement, detailing its origins in the Pacific and Europe, the formation of Green parties around the world and their electoral success and the history of the Green Party of the United States.
Katrina spoke about the local party, its mission and activities, past elections and ballot access.
They both touch on the Green Party of Pennsylvania and issues such as healthcare, fracking and ballot access reform.
Their presentation lasted about twenty five minutes and was follows by twenty minutes of questions from students about fund-raising, membership, administration, cooperation with other third parties, the relation of the Green Party and Socialism, to name just a few.
For the past few years Professor Ward has invited the Green Party to speak to his class, along with other local environmental organizations.
Protect our local environment for the future
Earlier this month the GPoAC received an email alerting us to the fact that:
"Allegheny County Council will soon be voting on whether to allow fracking in our county parks. A growing group of county residents is joining in opposition to this idea.
We invite you to join us at the next County Council meeting to speak out & let them know that we don't want fracking in our Parks! Please urge your friends and family to attend also.
August 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
County Courthouse, 4th Floor - Gold Room
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Your request to speak MUST be in no later 24 hours BEFORE the Aug. 20 meeting. You can sign up online:
The Green Party of Allegheny County is encouraging people to attend this meeting and, if you feel comfortable, to speak at the meeting.
Local Greens plan to attend and speak at the meeting.
Call PA Gov. Corbett June 25 – Protect water and people, not oil and gas!
Tuesday, June 25 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
You can also call his Regional Offices:
Philadelphia - 215-560-2640
Erie – 814-878-5719
Pittsburgh – 412-565-5700
Scranton – 570-614-2090
We’ll be calling Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett all day Tuesday, June 25 to tell him that he, as the man behind the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is responsible for protecting the state’s communities and environment from pollution and harm. Revelations about DEP’s poor performance in solving pollution problems when people ask for DEP help to address well water contamination believed to be caused by oil and gas activities has led to a furor over DEP’s accountability, transparency, and commitment to protecting the public and the environment. A recent series in the Times Tribune exposed further problems:
For starters, the Governor must. The DEP also immediately needs to:
For more: http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/about/event.aspx?Id=402
This is something that the GPoAC received in our mail. We have decided to re-post it here for others information.
On Monday, November 5 –the night before election day- Katrina Brabham and Robert Piemme spoke at the Management of Environmental Non-Profit Organizations class at the Space Resource Coordination Center of the University of Pittsburgh.
They were invited by the professor, Mr. Ward Allebach, to discuss the Green Party in the context of its organizational structure and environmental activities.
Both Katrina and Robert were introduced to the class and each student
The following is a newspaper article taken from the Post Gazette
House panel OKs drilling rules
Local ordinances would be voided under plan put forth by Republicans
Thursday, November 03, 2011
By Laura Olson, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG -- Local rules for gas drilling would be null and void under the Marcellus Shale legislation swiftly approved by a House panel on Wednesday, highlighting a key obstacle in crafting a drilling oversight measure.
The bill's party-line vote immediately drew criticism for the meeting's hasty announcement hours after a draft of the measure was posted on the General Assembly's website.
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