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Western Pennsylvania Voters Talk Climate Change And Fracking


Voters Ed Cwiklinski, Linda Bishop, Savannah Henry and Mary Henze. Photo: Jared Murphy and Sarah Kovash / 90.5 WESA This month, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a sweeping green energy plan. It marks a strong contrast from President Donald Trump, who has long championed fossil fuels.

In the lead-up to the general election, WESA is following four western Pennsylvania voters and asking them about the issues that could sway their decision at the ballot box this fall. This month, they talked about energy and the environment.

‘An existential issue’ Linda Bishop is a Democrat who lives in Mars, Pa. Photo: Jared Murphy / 90.5 WESA “You could make the case that climate is the biggest issue because it’s an existential issue,” said Bishop. “As far as where it ranks compared to other issues, it’s kind of like comparing apples and oranges. There are much more immediate issues that concern me that I pay most attention to, like the coronavirus, like the pandemic, like racial justice, like women’s issues. But to me, climate change is an overarching issue that’s always there, always there in the background and always very important.”

Bishop is a Democrat, though she’s also been a Republican and […]

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