Is there more to be done? Oh you bet. But in Ferguson, we’re acting on climate change.

A year ago, I put forward Ferguson Township’s resolution to act on climate change. Then in June 2017, we adopted Resolution 2017-14 (read the text here). We recognize that our well-being and the health of the interconnected web of being depends on the stability of the climate we’ve inherited. Its stability requires that we draw down … More Is there more to be done? Oh you bet. But in Ferguson, we’re acting on climate change.

Pennsylvania Democrats need to understand the energy future right now, Tom Wolf most of all.

To my Dem friends, I’m going to be really blunt about John Fetterman & Governor Wolf: They have to deal with the fracking industry in a responsible way. Fetterman might win because no one is paying attention, but Wolf…if he doesn’t clean up his shop and commit to a modern energy economy…he’s toast. The people who … More Pennsylvania Democrats need to understand the energy future right now, Tom Wolf most of all.

How about some regenerative and dignifying economic development in Central Pennsylvania?

There’s nothing like some astroturf campaigning to make life interesting. Yesterday, a spokesperson for Focus Central Pennsylvania advanced Nestle’s cause in the Centre Daily Times. They trotted out some fuzzy nice-sounding business speak to show us that Nestle’s on our side. But before you take them seriously, you should see who’s buttering their bread. May we … More How about some regenerative and dignifying economic development in Central Pennsylvania?

A public works building founded on health, a land ethic, & neighborliness

The following is the Owner Project Requirement I wrote for the design of the Ferguson Township Public Works Building. As you’ll see, it’s founded on our state’s and township’s policy commitments to supporting the health and well-being of the community understood as people and the land. * * * The Board of Supervisors approved the … More A public works building founded on health, a land ethic, & neighborliness

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

Rick Perry is 50 years ahead of the Republican platform and 20 years behind where we need to be.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. He is seeking confirmation as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Energy. In his opening statement, he said “I am committed to modernizing our nuclear stockpile, promoting and developing American energy in all forms, advancing the department’s critical science and technology mission, and carefully disposing … More Rick Perry is 50 years ahead of the Republican platform and 20 years behind where we need to be.

Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Kerith Strano Taylor & Melody Fleck stand for a bright #energy future

This letter was originally published in The Centre Daily Times. Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Kerith Strano Taylor and Melody Fleck stand for a bright energy future. They know that solar energy must be at the heart of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s energy portfolio. How? According to industry analysts, the solar industry grew by 20 percent … More Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Kerith Strano Taylor & Melody Fleck stand for a bright #energy future