The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!
RFK Jr. Endorsing Katie McGinty in PA Governor Race
I'm endorsing Katie McGinty for Governor today. I have known Katie for 30 years since she was Senator Al Gore's Senior Advisor on environmental matters. As a former Chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Bill Clinton, Katie understands that an unbending commitment to environmental sustainability is not just an option, it's our only option.
I have worked with her on every environmental issue from energy to land conservation and I know she will be the best environmental cop on the beat of all the primary candidates. I wholeheartedly support her pursuit of a clean energy economy for Pennsylvania, built on wind and solar and one of the most progressive renewable energy standards in the country.
We don't agree on every issue and I have in particular urged her to change her position on fracking and to initiate a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania until all of the scientific, health and economic questions have been answered. Given fracking's demonstrated risks, I remain opposed to it and I urge Katie to be as well.
YOU ALSO MIGHT LIKE
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
Many people don't begin worrying about their cholesterol levels until later in life, but that may be increasing their odds of heart problems in the long term.
Nestlé cannot claim that its Ice Mountain bottled water brand is an essential public service, according to Michigan's second highest court, which delivered a legal blow to the food and beverage giant in a unanimous decision.
A number of supermarkets across the country have voluntarily issued a recall on sushi, salads and spring rolls distributed by Fuji Food Products due to a possible listeria contamination, as CBS News reported.
If you read a lot of news about the climate crisis, you probably have encountered lots of numbers: We can save hundreds of millions of people from poverty by 2050 by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but policies currently in place put us on track for a more than three degree increase; sea levels could rise three feet by 2100 if emissions aren't reduced.