Action Alerts

Pennsylvania's elected officials work on our behalf, and they must be held accountable. PennFuture regularly distributes action alerts asking our members to contact their elected officials about legislation moving in Harrisburg. Below is a list of the latest alerts we have distributed to our members concerning recent legislation.  

House Bill 2025

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives could vote on House Bill 2025, a bill that would take away the power of the Department of Environmental Protection to enact a carbon reduction program similar to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. 

It’s clear that our elected officials must do everything in their power to reduce Pennsylvania’s carbon pollution and improve our air quality, yet a contingent of our lawmakers in Harrisburg are trying to block any attempt to implement a cap-and-invest carbon reduction program in the Commonwealth.

Now is not the time for political posturing and games. The climate crisis is worsening by the day, and Pennsylvanians are still in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic that attacks the respiratory system and is made exponentially worse by poor air quality and pollution. 

Now is the time to contact your elected representative and demand they stand up for clean air and reduced carbon pollution in Pennsylvania. Act NOW and demand a NO vote on HB 2025! 


Senate Bill 790

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives could approve Senate Bill 790, a substantial rollback of environmental protections concerning the conventional oil and gas industry.

Our elected leaders should be working to protect the health of Pennsylvanians everywhere in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. Instead, they are more concerned with approving environmental rollbacks and weakening protections that keep us safe from pollution.

There is no good time to weaken or roll back environmental regulations, but a global health pandemic is precisely the wrong time. Contact your state representative and urge them to VOTE NO on rolling back Pennsylvania’s environmental protections!


House Bill 2004

Pennsylvanians are using outdoor spaces more than ever during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping legislators in Harrisburg from trying to permanently change how our parks, trails and shared spaces are funded. 

Specifically, the state House of Representatives is currently debating House Bill 2004, sponsored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny/Washington), which would do irreparable harm to the Keystone Recreation, Parks and Conservation Fund. 

We cannot stand by and allow our elected officials to permanently change how Pennsylvania funds our parks, trails, ballparks, and more. 

The Keystone Fund has worked well for thirty years, and we cannot let the Legislature put this critical funding in jeopardy!


House Bill 2416

On April 17, House State Government Chair Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) introduced House Bill 2416, which would stop any proposed or final environmental regulation from being finalized until at least 90 days after the March 6th COVID-19 emergency declaration by the Governor is terminated.

This bill seeks to undermine the power of regulatory agencies that are tasked with protecting public health.

Our elected officials should not be using the ongoing pandemic is an excuse to block any proposed regulations that are meant to protect us and our shared environment.

Tell your elected official now to vote NO on House Bill 2416!


Senate Bill 1822

In late April, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 1822, an outrageous piece of legislation that would freeze funding that supports local parks, trails, environmental restoration projects, county conservation districts and other projects.

These funds, including the popular Growing Greener and Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund, are specifically set aside by law and are helping maintain and grow the green spaces Pennsylvanians are using at record numbers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our elected officials should not be using the ongoing pandemic as cover to freeze necessary funding to help keep our air and water clean.

Tell your state senator now to vote NO on House Bill 1822!


House Bill 2415/Senate Bill 327

On April 17, House State Government Chair Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) introduced House Bill 2416, which would stop any proposed or final environmental regulation from being finalized until at least 90 days after the March 6th COVID-19 emergency declaration by the Governor is terminated.

In addition, the House Rules Committee added legislative language identical to HB 2416 in a fast-moving administrative code bill, Senate Bill 327. On April 27, the House passed SB 327 and sent it to the Senate for its approval. 

These identical bills seek to undermine the power of regulatory agencies that are tasked with protecting public health.

Now is not the time to block new environmental regulations that could protect us from pollution!


House Bill 1100

On March 27th, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed HB 1100, an unconscionable bill that offers billions of dollars in taxpayer money to the gas and petrochemical industries to build more chemical and plastics factories in Pennsylvania. 

HB 1100 will link Pennsylvania’s economy to the fossil fuel industry for a generation, which means more pollution and more environmental degradation across the state while we’re still cleaning up after a century of damages from the coal industry. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Fortunately, Governor Wolf has vetoed this bad bill, but certain legislators are promising to attempt to override that veto in the General Assembly.