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Senator Casey CCC Roundtable - Shared screen with speaker view
Quenton King
09:51
That is what fossil fuel companies do :(
Ilyssa Manspeizer
11:22
Good morning!
Glenn Olcerst
13:32
This is Glenn Olcerst. Can you confirm my name is in the participant list? I can't see the list.
ReImagine Appalachia
13:47
Yes it is!
Glenn Olcerst
14:02
thanks!
ReImagine Appalachia
17:51
We are live on Facebook!
ReImagine Appalachia
20:23
It's a webinar so only the speakers are visible!
ReImagine Appalachia
28:09
CCC and Regenerative White Paper: https://reimagineappalachia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reimagine-Appalachia-Regenerative-Ag-CCC-Whitepaper-10-28-2020.pdf
ReImagine Appalachia
28:34
White Paper summary: https://reimagineappalachia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reimagine-Appalachia-White-Papers-Summary-10-28-2020.pdf
Amanda Woodrum
30:03
20 seconds patty
Kysten Palmore
31:09
How do we message clean energy so that we can begin to re-train individuals for green jobs? Especially, for individuals that have been reliant on the coal industry for a livelihood for generations.
Patricia Wittig
32:03
Please do not forget to include older people in your plans. We need jobs!
art leopold
33:04
Art - from Erie … Thanks Patricia for your presentation … good to see you weave helping the environment with job opportunities.
Patricia Wittig
34:49
Older people need good jobs, yet ageism is rampant.
ReImagine Appalachia
35:04
Dream Corps' Green Jobs for Justice Report: https://www.thedreamcorps.org/our-programs/green-for-all/campaigns/green-jobs-now/green-jobs-for-justice-involved-people/
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
35:31
Thank you. It is critical that any “COVID Stimulus” incorporate response to climate change and reverse the trend to bail out industries we should be moving away from to save our children’ future.
Amanda Woodrum
37:05
Perfect Louis
Peggy Berry
37:24
Great job Quentin and Patty!
Kysten Palmore
38:17
How do we get legislators to understand that removing the box is not interfering with a business owners right to operate or freedom to hire appropriate employees?
Amanda Woodrum
38:33
The senator joined
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
39:05
This was a truly group effort. We had so much good input from many people- Peggy Berry, Karen Freden, Jill Litsky, and others
ReImagine Appalachia
39:08
PA Jobs Report: https://reimagineappalachia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PASummary_ReImagineAppalachia_PennsylvaniaPeriBrief_10-21-20.pdf
Patricia Wittig
39:30
Mr. Casey: Please include older people in your plans. We need good jobs, yet ageism is rampant!
ReImagine Appalachia
39:31
Ohio Jobs Report: https://reimagineappalachia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Ohio-Summary_-ReImagine-Appalachia_Ohio-PeriBrief_10-20-20.pdf
Marian Keegan
39:51
What are the 4 states?
Amanda Woodrum
40:02
Matt - maybe tell Steve the senator is here
Dana Kuhnline
40:02
Pennsylvania, Ohio, WV and Kentucky
Anna Siefken
42:59
Good morning! Can all of these links be sent to attendees afterwards? I can't access during the call. Thank you, Senator Casey, for being here.
ReImagine Appalachia
43:39
Yes, all the links will be shared afterwards!
Amanda Woodrum
44:06
Awesome!
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
44:28
He likes footnotes!
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
46:15
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia- we focus on the Ohio River Valley.
Stephen Herzenberg
48:29
Also lots of the people made jobless by the pandemic aren't counted as--i.e., loss of jobs Feb. to Sept. was about 10% of the number in February. If they all counted as unemployed, unemployment would be 14% or so in PA.
Dana Kuhnline
49:05
Thanks so much Senator Casey - agree we can't wait!
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
50:43
The stimulus to large corporations with the hope of trickle down to workers has been proven false for decades! It doesn’t trickle down far enough or fast enough
Stephen Herzenberg
50:49
These are also jobs that offer meaning and dignity--in addition to a family sustaining wage. A chance for CCC participants to contribute to protecting the places they live and love, and the only planet we have (there is no planet B).
Laura White
51:03
Would a revived CCC include a housing component for those who need it?
Stephen Herzenberg
52:02
Laura: that's a great question given the affordable housing crisis that exists across the country and in PA in virtually all communities--urban, rural, suburban.
R John Dawes
52:52
for Senator Casey, as scarred minelands provide the biggest opportunity for carbon sequestration, jobs, improved quality of life in 44 out of 67 counties, and JOBS!, we would appreciate you elevating this pollution issue in the Senate, with the already passed reauthorization bill, HR 4244, and the RECLAIM Act HR 2156, Thanks, John Dawes, Foundation for PA Watersheds.
Laura White
52:56
I'm thinking also of the challenges faced specifically by returning citizens in finding housing.
Bobby Hughes
53:34
Senator Casey, EPCAMR sees the following sectors as areas of economic improvement: agriculture, alternative energy, recreational tourism, community recreational use, solar panel farms, hemp farms, bee-keeping, silviculture, greenhouses, electrical generation from wind farms, hydroelectric potential, geothermal energy, resource recovery of metals, consumptive use, and low-flow augmentation. EPCAMR encourages private, public, and entrepreneurial partnerships to look closely into these business sectors that have the potential to lead to a complete diversification of the local economies historically built around coal.
Bobby Hughes
54:19
There are job creation and workforce development opportunities in the coalfields that are directly related to AML and AMD remediation. EPCAMR has many examples of job opportunities in place with our existing Staff. They include: Field Technicians who assess and monitor rivers and streams and sample AMD; Water Pollution Biologists who sample and survey rivers and streams for aquatic ecosystem health and fishery value; Visual Habitat Assessors of rivers and stream corridors for determining impacts to land prior to designing and implementing a watershed restoration plan; Culvert assessors for aquatic organism passage and stream restoration on abandoned mine lands; Technical Assistance Providers to local governments and municipalities to navigate for municipal stormwater under MS4 Permits that lack resources; Environmental Educators; Urban Outreach Coordinators to build capacity from within the coalfield communities;
Stephen Herzenberg
54:24
HI John. Great to see you! Do you know the Reimagine Appalachia Campaign Manager--Dana Kuhnline--who is also the Reclaim Coalition manager?
Douglas Beri Jr.
54:43
County Conservation Districts fill vital roles in addressing a lot of the conservation issues discussed during this conference call. In my opinion, the existing framework of Conservation Districts could be expanded to fit within this effort and serve as exceptional partners in making this plan a reality. Senator Casey and others, how do you see our role in this process and what can we do now to help advance this movement? Thank you, Doug Beri Jr., District Manager, Indiana County Conservation District
Bob Schmetzer
55:46
Article #1 Section 27 , Environmental Rights are on a levil field as all the others , speech , to bear arms , etc. We need to fight as hard for clean air , pure drinking water, and preservation to life .
Ilyssa Manspeizer, Landforce (Pittsburgh Conservation Corps)
58:57
Elizabeth, I’d love to connect with you to learn more about Earth Conservancy. I’m with Landforce in Pittsburgh. (ilyssa@landforcepgh.org)
Dana Kuhnline
59:23
The legislation is still a proposal being shaped.
Bobby Hughes
59:34
EPCAMR is in a unique position where we have enough work that if there was funding we could potentially sponsor a few of these CCC type positions and jobs to complete or assist with community-based watershed restoration projects throughout the Coal Regions of Northern Appalachia. Our State gives grants to businesses and industry in the millions ofto create jobs, but it has been very challenging to secure funding for NGO positions that leverage additional State and Federal dollars to help clean up our mining-impacted watersheds. We aren't eligible for small business loans. Would you Senator, support the funding necessary to allow for NGOs to apply for workforce development grants to cover these types of positions, much like the US EPA's Workforce Development Training Program? It is very difficult to come up with funding for Staff for full-time jobs utilizing many of the existing Programs that limit the amount of funding for actual local people in need of jobs to fill positions to perform the work.
Dana Kuhnline
59:45
We're so grateful to the Senator to engaging in the community as he shapes this important proposal that could re-shape our region.
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
01:00:02
Sacrifice zones must be remediated and then made illegal with strong enforcement against the perpetrators.
Bob Schmetzer
01:00:42
Fracking produces Radio-active dangers that are being dumped into the air , drinking water , dumped onto roads and farmers fields . Pennsylvania is under a nuclear attack . What can we do ?
Wendy Tarr
01:00:56
yes to affordable housing in the legislation!! this is so critical!!
ReImagine Appalachia
01:00:59
Thank you Senator Casey!
ReImagine Appalachia
01:01:16
yes I agree Wendy! Affordable housing is crucial
Bobby Hughes
01:03:08
Thank you Senator Casey for your continued support, especially here in Northern Appalachia as a long-time native resident of the Wyoming Valley, a constituent, and community leader.
art leopold
01:03:28
How do candidate Biden's plans support the CCC effort?
Patricia Wittig
01:03:54
Mr. O'Mara: From Me to All Panelists: 09:50 AMMr. Casey: Please include older people in your plans. We need good jobs, yet ageism is rampant!
Stephen Herzenberg
01:04:57
VP Biden's Clean Energy Plan has a version of a CCC proposal although I don't think he yet uses that name. Others should correct me.
Dana Kuhnline
01:05:33
Yes Donna, reforestation and urban agriculture would be a component of the proposal.
Kysten Palmore
01:06:24
A better way to ensure housing for all individuals is to create income sensitive housing. When say affordable housing, we have to detail affordable to whom? We see affordable housing going up in places all over this country, but it is not necessarily housing the poor or lower income people in America.
Bob Schmetzer
01:06:40
What ever happened to the Frack Act ? Put the teeth back into the environmental laws that the Bush Admin. stripped for fracking . We need it now ! BCMAC
Bobby Hughes
01:06:43
We need to connect up with the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, if we haven't already at the Federal level; https://arri.osmre.gov/
Patricia DeMarco Forest HIlls PA
01:07:04
See the ReImagine white paper on the components of the work. We need a comprehensive approach.
Tracey DePasquale
01:07:45
These are important shared values to many faith communities. Please reach out to us for help!
ReImagine Appalachia
01:08:00
Thank you Collin!!
Stephen Herzenberg
01:08:02
Repeating these two ReImagine links:CCC and Regenerative White Paper: https://reimagineappalachia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reimagine-Appalachia-Regenerative-Ag-CCC-Whitepaper-10-28-2020.pdfWhite Paper summary: https://reimagineappalachia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reimagine-Appalachia-White-Papers-Summary-10-28-2020.pdf
Bobby Hughes
01:08:10
There is a PA 10 Million Trees Partnership as well working deep into watersheds within the Chesapeake Bay too; http://www.tenmilliontrees.org/ CCC can help to plant those trees and help reach the BluePrint goals for the Chesapeake Bay
Bob Schmetzer
01:08:44
Plastic can be made from wheat gluten . Why is the petro chemical industry allowed to stop this progress ?
Patricia Wittig
01:08:57
Mr. O'Mara: You said the magic words: "older Americans." Thank you! Please don't forget us.
Stephen Herzenberg
01:09:01
Collin: that was great.
Tim Herd
01:09:50
In the 70's in New Jersey, I worked in the YCC Youth conservation Corps for a summer - Excellent experience, Life changing. Great to hear about Landforce. These programs pay back so much.
ReImagine Appalachia
01:10:26
More about Landforce: https://www.landforcepgh.org/
Taiji Nelson
01:10:26
Young activists with the Sunrise Movement have energized a massive and influential movement for good jobs and a livable future for all through a Green New Deal – what are the actions or allies at local, state and federal levels that we should be using to kickstart projects like a Civilian Conservation Corps? We need it like… yesterday.
Amanda Woodrum
01:11:13
Amazing job Ilyssa!
Bob Schmetzer
01:11:20
Cleaning up the environment seems futile while pollution is allowed to continue . Present laws are not being policed .
Stacie Reidenbaugh
01:12:22
Ilyssa, your organization and work is an inspiration. Thank you for the important work that you are doing and for creating an incredible scalable model. Stacie Reidenbaugh, 10,000 Friends of PA
ReImagine Appalachia
01:12:57
Yes, thank you Ilyssa!
Ilyssa Manspeizer, Landforce (Pittsburgh Conservation Corps)
01:13:12
Would love to connect Brenda. ilyssa@landforcepgh.org
JOHN DONAHUE
01:13:18
Will the program include preservation and restoration of historic structures in communities and parks that can provide members with valuable skills for their future.
ReImagine Appalachia
01:15:05
Thank you Eric! Powerful stuff
Ilyssa Manspeizer, Landforce (Pittsburgh Conservation Corps)
01:15:14
Thanks Stacie! We feel incredibly lucky to be able to work in this sector. It really is possible to double up the benefits! Thanks for your work across Pa!
JOSEPH PIZARCHIK
01:15:17
Appalachia has more abandoned mine land than any other region. Pennsylvania has more than $5B of land and water reclamation & economic development opportunities. More federal $ would be a means of creating jobs restoring the environment. Reforestation would pull carbon dioxide out of the air to help address climate change.
Wendy Tarr
01:15:56
yes Eric,we need prerelease programs in the prison for CCC jobs, proactively facilitating Reentry with housing and training
Marianne Gideom
01:16:02
Wonderful idea! my Dad served in the CCC's!
Glenn Olcerst
01:18:12
please provide contact information for your staff handling these issues.
Maren Cooke
01:18:47
So glad these thorny and interrelated issues are being addressed at both the regional and national level! Kudos to both the RiA team and Senator Casey!
Alyssa Charney
01:18:49
Alyssa_Charney@casey.senate.gov
art leopold
01:19:09
Please send us the report, so we can advocate in our own districts!
Maren Cooke
01:19:17
Not to mention the amazing efforts led by Ilyssa and Eric!
Noni West
01:20:45
Thank you for all your efforts and vision of positive movement for the future
ReImagine Appalachia
01:21:07
Thanks everyone! We will send links and the Zoom recording later today
Amanda Woodrum
01:21:10
Great job everyone!
Jon Clark
01:21:13
thanks for holding this!
Marianne Gideom
01:21:30
thank you
ReImagine Appalachia
01:21:42
Please send any additional comments you may have as follow up to Annie Regan at pennfuture.org!
Stacie Reidenbaugh
01:21:50
Thank you, Senator Casey and the RIA coalition. 10,000 Friends will support your efforts through advocacy and education.
ReImagine Appalachia
01:21:50
Thank you again Senator Casey!