This is an exclusive Moms Clean Air Force interview with Pennsylvania’s Senator Bob Casey
MCAF: What is unique about protecting Pennsylvania?
Senator Casey: Pennsylvania is a large and diverse state with many natural treasures. From the Poconos to the Susquehanna Valley to the Allegheny Mountains to Lake Erie and everything in between, the Keystone State has something for everyone. Pennsylvania has 120 state parks and 18 national parks that draw millions of visitors each year to their natural and historic beauty. We understand the unique benefits that our natural resources hold and the critical importance of protecting our communities and our children.
As a parent are you worried about the effects of climate change on your children and the children of PA?
As a parent and as a Senator, the health and safety of our children is my top priority. It is imperative that we enact smart policies that protect our communities, leverage clean energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The Pennsylvania Constitution ensures the right to clean air and clean water and Pennsylvanians should have nothing less.
Why is a bi-partisan effort so important and how can these efforts be achieved in our politically polarizing culture?
As a Senator, I have an obligation to seek out opportunities for common ground. Working across the aisle is critical to passing measures that benefit and protect Pennsylvanians. Republicans and Democrats are both responsible for the future of our nation and the health and safety of our children.
Is there anything you would like to share that is important for Moms Clean Air Force members?
I am honored to represent more than 12 million Pennsylvanians. Protecting our children is a critical priority of mine. That means working to ensure kids have a safe environment, nutritious food to eat and a bright future.
Thank You, Senator Casey!
After serving as Pennsylvania’s Auditor General and Treasurer, Senator Casey was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and was reelected to his second term in 2012. The Senator serves on 5 committees, including the Finance Committee, the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. The Senator and his wife, Terese, have 4 daughters and live in Scranton, Pennsylvania.