The PennFuture report calls for supporting Pennsylvania’s nature-based tourism, agriculture and renewable energy sectors while creating a modern-day Civilian Conservation Corps to help ease unemployment. But some of its proposals have already been snubbed by the Republican-led legislature.
PennFuture: PA's Top Environmental Advocacy Group
Formed in 1998, PennFuture is based in Harrisburg and has also has offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Wilkes-Barre. It’s headed by president and CEO Larry Schweiger. The group lobbies for environmental legislation and actively supports “green” efforts in the public and press.
On the issue of natural gas drilling, PennFuture takes a more moderate approach than other environmental organizations. It’s pushing for stronger regulation and a severance tax on energy companies, but doesn’t advocate a hydraulic fracturing moratorium, like Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and other groups are calling for.