FERGUSON TOWNSHIP IS ON THE VERGE OF BOLDLY ACTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

[Updated: June 19, 2017] Tonight, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors will vote on a truly ambitious climate resolution. We are voting to “develop a strategy to achieve net zero GHG emissions as quickly as feasible, but no later than 2050. Doing so will make us lead by example and engage our peer governments and … More FERGUSON TOWNSHIP IS ON THE VERGE OF BOLDLY ACTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Ferguson Township, it’s time to make a Climate Action Plan

On Monday, June 19th, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors passed a resolution “committing the township to developing and implementing a strategy to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emission no later than 2050; to become a leader in the region and commonwealth in pursuing goals established by said strategy; and to engage other stakeholders in … More Ferguson Township, it’s time to make a Climate Action Plan

The official map engages us with the community & the land

Last Monday the Ferguson Township board moved the official map forward for final vote on June 19th. This planning document helps citizens, planners, township staff, landowners, and developers understand some of the township’s intentions for the next several years and visualize potential futures. We had lots of citizen input that helped visioning with planning staff … More The official map engages us with the community & the land

The far-right media’s problem with climate science

The right-wing media has a huge reality problem. With climate science, it’s especially bad. Just go to Google Scholar and type in “right wing media climate change” and you’ll see that for over twenty years they’ve been drumming a well-oiled anti-regulatory beat. It has had catastrophic impacts on climate actions as Riley Dunlap and Aaron McRight … More The far-right media’s problem with climate science

Penn State, Climate Change, Natural Gas, and Greenwashing

After my post yesterday on Penn State President Eric Barron backing the Paris Climate Agreement, someone posted this on my Facebook page: “BS they have direct ties to the gas industry.” Fair enough. But it’s not the whole story or even, right now, a fair story. But before I go further, let me say that … More Penn State, Climate Change, Natural Gas, and Greenwashing

Penn State joins a grand coalition calling for action to meet goals of the #ParisAgreement

For months, many of us worried that Trump would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. So last week, when it became clear that he would, some of us despaired and some of us resolved to fight even harder. Last November, the organization Second Nature organized an effort for college and university presidents to back climate science … More Penn State joins a grand coalition calling for action to meet goals of the #ParisAgreement

The hydra returns as the Toll Brothers win in Commonwealth Court

As you may know, a Centre County Court of Common Pleas judge’s ordered that a lower court decision be vacated regarding The Cottages, a Toll Brothers development in Ferguson Township where I’m a supervisor. The original lower court decision found that the previous board had “committed an error of law” in regard to the planned residential development (PRD) plan … More The hydra returns as the Toll Brothers win in Commonwealth Court