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What’s the Deal with Jim Kenney & Phil Rinaldi?
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What’s the Deal with Jim Kenney & Phil Rinaldi?

As we mentioned in our 2015 Mayoral Election Guide, Jim Kinney has a super green agenda. But one thing keeps popping up in the Sustainability Scene: Why does Kenney have the ties with Phil Rinaldi of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (aka the “Energy Hub” ringleader)?

A recently formed coalition calling themselves “Bright Philly Future” recently approached Kenney with their concerns. According to their website,

There has been some concern expressed in environmental circles about the presence of Phil Rinaldi, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, on Jim’s Policy Committee. We also were concerned about this and asked for a meeting with Jim and his policy chief, which turned out to be extremely productive.

Our team of representatives from interfaith groups, environmental groups, labor & business, all opposed to the dirty energy hub, new pipelines, dangerous oil trains, and fracking, found Kenney most willing to listen to us as we educated him and his team about the moral issues around climate change as well as the value of green investment over fossil fuel investment in creating jobs without sacrificing clean air, clean water and clean food.

Read the full story on the Bright Philly Future website.

 

Photo: Jim Kinney 2015 website

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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