Pennsylvania

PA Official Resigns Over Spying on Enviros

Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry is notoriously reckless on safety, ranking 6th worst in the  U.S. according to a recent National Wildlife Federation report, but somehow it was environmental advocates …

Video: Remembering Earth Day

Forty years ago on the first Earth Day, I took a hundred college students to see Pennsylvania’s last nesting bald eagle at Conneaut Marsh. The eggs failed to hatch because …

Earth Day Flashback: 30 Years of Working to Preserve PA’s Wildlife

This column by Larry Schweiger, then president & CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, originally ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 23, 2000, marking the 30th annual Earth Day. …

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Eco-Schools USA Case Study: United High School’s “Trashin’ Fashion Show”

Armagh, Pennsylvania is a rural school district in the heart of coal country. For many in the community, alternative energy and other environmental initiatives are tied to fears of family …

Pittsburgh’s Promise: A Green Revitalization

And we’re live from Pittsburgh at the G20! The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a forum this morning focusing on the lessons of Pittsburgh’s green jobs revival. It’s a subject …

Not Allowed in “Families for Coal” Group: Families

I hopped in the National Wildlife Federation Prius yesterday to drive from our headquarters in Reston, VA to the Netroots Nation blogger conference here in Pittsburgh, PA. Every 30 miles …

Into the Belly of the Beast – Schweiger Takes on Conservative Radio Host

Real leadership is uncomfortable. It involves the willingness to do whatever it takes to promote truth – even if it means walking right into enemy territory – right into the …

PA’s Sen. Specter Switching Parties

As first reported by The New Republic, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter is joining the Democratic Party. Specter is pointing to GOP opposition to the economic stimulus bill, supported by …

Liveblogging the Heartland Institute’s Global Warming Denier Conference

I’m in New York City today for an event called “The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.” It’s sponsored by the Heartland Institute, one of the leading oil industry-funded deniers …

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