By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Environmental groups in Philadelphia celebrated Earth Day today by announcing their endorsement of Jim Kenney for mayor.
It wasn’t even close, according to David Masur of Penn Environment, who says Kenney nailed it on issue after issue, “including support for the moratorium against fracking in the Delaware River watershed, which gives Philadelphia its drinking water supply, (and) supporting policies to get 20,000 new solar roofs in Philadelphia.”
Masur says some of the candidates didn’t even answer all of the questions. And Anthony Williams apparently was a non-starter for the coalition. Masur points out that Williams was one of just four state senators to vote for Act 13, a pro-fracking law championed by former governor Tom Corbett. Williams’ wife is employed by the fracking industry.