Pennsylvania’s Environmental Amendment to the state constitution states, “the people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment…”. Senator Casey believes strongly in this constitutional amendment and the responsibilities that these rights place upon him.
The climate crisis not only threatens the health of the environment for future generations, but it is already having a devastating impact on our communities today by negatively affecting our public health, agriculture, economy, and environment. We need to invest in meaningful climate action now, and we can do so while also creating good jobs and providing robust assistance for training and skill development. Senator Casey believes that we can and we must do both.
Further, Senator Casey believes that our efforts to protect the environment and address the climate crisis must also confront a legacy of environmental injustice in frontline communities throughout our Nation. Senator Casey is focused on advancing policies that ensure all people have equal protection from environmental hazards, in order to live full and productive lives.