How the Environment Factors Into the Election
Pittsburgh Community Broadcast Center
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-produced radio program covering Western Pennsylvania environmental issues, has announced their next season of Green Gatherings events hosted alongside 91.3fm WYEP and 90.5 WESA. Green Gatherings is a FREE and informal evening of drinks and discussion over issues facing our environment.
The topic for the evening will be ‘The Environmental Election' and will focus on issues within our community gaining political ground including Marcellus Shale, sewage infrastructure, and many other key “green” issues. The evening will include a panel of speakers featuring Don Hopey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chris Potter of Pittsburgh City Paper and Heather Sage of PennFuture.
Here's more information about our panelists:
Don Hopey has covered the environment for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1993. He’s written about national and international topics, but has mostly written about mining, industry and the environment in southwestern Pennsylvania. Recently, he's been teaching classes about environmental issues and the public policy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Chris Potter is the editor of Pittsburgh City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper that brings news, arts, entertainment, and opinions. Prior to launching his journalism career, Potter did a series of odd jobs, occasionally dabbling in the field of environmental consulting. Potter and his wife, Melanie, have an 18-month-old son, Cormac, who is likely to grow up in a hotter, less biologically diverse, and generally more dismal world than the one Potter himself grew up in.
Heather Sage is vice president of PennFuture, which The Philadelphia Inquirer has called “Pennsylvania’s leading environmental advocacy organization.” She heads programs that provide organizing and media assistance to local environmental organizations, networking and coordination services for statewide environmental groups, and information about current environmental issues.