Author Archives: Larry Schweiger

About Larry Schweiger

Larry Schweiger is the Past President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens for PennFuture. Previously, he was President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and earlier the CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Larry also served as the Executive Secretary of the Joint (House and Senate) Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and 1st Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He returned to the National Wildlife Federation in March 2004 with a commitment to confront the climate crisis. He is passionate about protecting nature for our children's future. Larry continues the climate work as the battle moves to the states. Previously, Larry served for eight years as President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, where he pioneered watershed restoration and promoted ecological research, land conservation, community outreach and Fallingwater restoration. In the past, Larry was the Executive Secretary of the Joint House/Senate Conservation Committee for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at National Wildlife Federation, and 1st Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Larry wrote a book warning about climate change impacts on nature entitled: "Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth" that won 1st Prize for the best non-fiction at the 2011 Indie Book Awards. Larry started volunteering at age 14 and is an active community leader, having served on more than 40 governing boards, commissions and committees. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Climate Reality; the John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; and National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. In 2012, He was honored by the Blue-Green Alliance for the Federation's leadership on the auto rules and was selected as Pennsylvania’s Environmental Professional of the Year in 2002, Pittsburgh of the Year in 2000, and he received a Conservation Service Award from the Christian Environmental Association in September 1995. Larry is married and is blessed with three daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandsons.

The Federalist Society, Dark Money, And Trump’s Court

Judge Barbara Lagoa and Judge Amy Vivian Coney Barrett believed to be leading contenders for the appointment are both members or past members of the Federalist Society. By Larry J. Schweiger September 22, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsberg is sworn in as an Asssociate Justice … Continue reading

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It’s time to prepare…

Schweiger: Adapting To A Rapidly Changing Climate By Larry J. Schweiger September 18, 2020 No Comments Aftermath of a 1977 flash flood in Johnstown By: Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com We are witnessing record-breaking destructive “climate” fires in California, Washington, Oregon, and across … Continue reading

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Scientific Tyranny And The Coming Dark Ages

Is the Age of Enlightenment Over? By Larry SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com Donald Trump retweeted a post claiming: “This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from … Continue reading

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We must vote this November like our life depended on it… because it does…

The Dangerous Republican National Platform By Larry J. Schweiger  By: Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com We have witnessed two presidential political conventions. One conducted virtually to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the other illegally and recklessly held on White House grounds … Continue reading

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Trump’s nationalism is a failed and dangerous policy in a world that must embrace global solutions through collaboration and enforceable global treaties.

In Search Of A Global Climate Pollution Agreement By Larry J. Schweiger  By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com The late Mama Cass Elliot sang prophetic verses, “There’s a New World Coming, and it’s just around the bend. There’s a new world coming. … Continue reading

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Nature Is Fast Approaching A Climate Cliff:

Avoiding It Can Create 25 Million Good-Paying Jobs By Larry J. Schweiger August 18, 2020 Lake Erie Algae Blooms By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Climate Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com As a teenager, I once stood stunned and disheartened on a Lake Erie beach, blackened by … Continue reading

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The New York Attorney General Is Seeking To Terminate The NRA: The Organization Is In A Well-Deserved Death Spiral

Wayne LaPierre By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com After more than one hundred and ten mass shootings since 1982, Americans overwhelmingly want responsible gun legislation. Who can ever forget the articulate and brave Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students organizing … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Mishandled COVID-19 Pandemic

Opinion There are many lessons from the mishandled COVID-19 pandemic that should inform us as we face the fast-approaching climate crisis. By Larry J. Schweiger August 4, 2020 Donald Trump field questions from the media on COVID-19. By: Larry J. Schweiger President … Continue reading

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More Frack-Gas Plants: A Legacy Of Moneyed Influence In Harrisburg

#corporatewelfare By Larry J. Schweiger July 21, 2020 Governor Wolf will soon be signing a House Bill 732 and thereby pumping nearly $700 million in additional tax credits to the fracking industry. Wolf claims to be concerned with climate change but is willing to … Continue reading

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Rediscovering The Inchcape Rock: A Lesson For The Age Of Trump

By: Larry J. Schweiger English poet Robert Southey wrote about a 14th-century Abbot of Aberbrothok who mounted a bell on Inchcape Rock-a treacherous sandstone reef eleven miles off the east coast of Scotland to warn mariners during severe weather. As … Continue reading

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