Clean Water Action and PennEnvironment endorsed Josh Shapiro for Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Both organizations are leaders in Pennsylvania’s environmental movement and represent hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians in every corner of the state. Two weeks ago, Shapiro released his plan to hold the fracking industry accountable, which is available here.
“On behalf of our over 100,000 statewide members, we’re endorsing Josh because he’ll take on the powerful interests to protect our environment,” said Steve Hvozdovich, Pennsylvania Campaigns Director for Clean Water Action. “For too long, Harrisburg has allowed the fracking industry to get by with mostly slaps on the wrist for actions that polluted our environment. Josh will aggressively enforce our laws and work the Department of Environmental Protection to ensure it doesn’t pay to pollute. ”
“The issue of fracking is on the minds of nearly all Pennsylvanians. And Josh is the only candidate who has laid out a clear plan to strengthen the Attorney General’s ability to go after environmental crimes and get tough on the fracking industry,” said David Masur, Executive Director of PennEnvironment. “As Attorney General, Josh will prioritize going after egregious environmental violators and aggressively crack down on those who break Pennsylvania’s environmental laws.”
“I’m very proud to have earned the endorsement of both Clean Water Action and PennEnvironment,” said Shapiro. “Every Pennsylvanian has a constitutional right to ‘clean air’ and ‘pure water.’ As Attorney General, I’ll uphold that right and enforce our laws to hold accountable anyone found to be polluting our air and water.”
Clean Water Action and PennEnvironment join a growing group of elected officials and progressive groups endorsing Shapiro, including President Obama, Governor Wolf, Senator Casey, Governor Rendell, Planned Parenthood PA PAC, Equality PA and the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.