Earth Month Spotlight: Progressive legislators leading environmental change in Harrisburg!

April is the month when we celebrate Earth Day and all things relevant to the environment. At Represent PA we’re excited to use this environmental theme to share some of the good work that the strong, progressive women legislators are doing on our behalf in Harrisburg.

The women here have all contributed in some way to environmental improvements in Pennsylvania.


Here’s a list of their contributions

Rep. Roni Green – HB 2111 – Free alternatives to single-use plastic bags

Rep. Kristine Howard – HB 1823 – an act amending the act of May 1, 1984 (P.L.206, No.43), known as the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act, further providing for penalties and remedies.

Sens. Carolyn Comitta and Katie Muth – co-hosted a public hearing in December 2023 on the proposed development of hydrogen infrastructure in Pennsylvania. The hearing focused on potential environmental impacts, community safety implications and the various risks and challenges associated with the development and reliance on hydrogen as an energy source.

Rep. Mandy Steele, who prior to being elected, spent years leading bipartisan actions focusing on environmental and safety issues across 20 southwestern communities in Pennsylvania. And, last June she had a resolution adopted, which directed the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study to compare impact fees and severance taxes in the largest natural gas producing states and examine the competitive business climate for the industry in those states.

Rep. Danielle Friel Otten – was featured in a 2018 New Yorker article showcasing her ongoing fight for political justice in her backyard against the dangerous Mariner East Pipeline

Sen. Katie Muth – was more recently featured in a news article about serious environmental harms caused by the Mariner East Pipeline