Pittsburgh-- The state’s leading citizen-based environmental group presented Congressman Doyle an award for his environmental leadership in Congress in 2017. The award is being given in conjunction with the release of PennEnvironment’s annual federal scorecard evaluating how the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation voted on legislation supporting clean air, clean water and other critical environmental protections.
“In 2017, Congress repeatedly attempted to undermine the laws that protect the air we breathe and the water we drink,” said Ashleigh Deemer, PennEnvironment’s Western Pennsylvania Director. “Congressman Doyle stood with his constituents and millions of other Pennsylvanians to defend our parks, cut smog pollution, and tackle climate change.”
The annual scorecard examined more than a dozen votes in the House of Representatives and Senate that threatened to gut our cornerstone environmental protections and wild areas. Congressman Doyle earned a 100% score for his votes to maintain protections against drilling in America’s wilderness areas, maintain protections from smog, water pollution, and climate pollutants.
“I’m pleased to be recognized by PennEnvironment for my record on environmental issues such as protecting our air and water, and promoting new clean energy and environment jobs. I won't stop fighting the rollbacks and EPA budget cuts in Congress, and I take comfort in knowing that PennEnvironment won't either,” said Congressman Doyle.
“The country is polarized right now on many issues, but protecting our environment has historically been a bipartisan effort. The divisions we now see in Congress do not reflect the will of Pennsylvanians who want to limit harmful pollutants, promote clean energy and the jobs that come with it, and enjoy their favorite parks and streams without concern for their health. We are grateful for Congressman Doyle’s leadership on these issues,” continued Deemer.
Citizens can learn more about how the Pennsylvania Delegation voted at www.PennEnvironment.org/2017scorecard.
PennEnvironment is a statewide citizen based environmental advocacy organization working for a cleaner, greener, healthier future with more than 150,000 supporters across the Commonwealth.