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Environmental Groups Are Spending Big on Pennsylvania’s Elections

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Water rises on Race Street near the Schuylkill River during Hurricane Ida.

Election Day is tomorrow, and this year’s mid-terms have seen record-breaking spending in Pennsylvania. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports national environmental groups are pouring more money into the races for governor and U.S. Senate than in previous years.

(Original air-date: 11/7/22)

Susan Phillips tells stories about the consequences of political decisions on people's every day lives. She has worked as a reporter for WHYY since 2004. Susan's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election resulted in a story on the front page of the New York Times. In 2010 she traveled to Haiti to cover the earthquake. That same year she produced an award-winning series on Pennsylvania's natural gas rush called "The Shale Game." Along with her reporting partner Scott Detrow, she won the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her work covering natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. She has also won several Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with StateImpact. She recently returned from a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. A graduate of Columbia School of Journalism, she earned her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from George Washington University.