In response to requests about environmental line item vetoes, here's the background.
On August 5 Gov. Rendell signed Senate Bill 850 as a bridge budget, but used his line item veto authority to eliminate all funding from the bill that was not related to paying state workers or needed to ensure public safety. (list of all vetoes)
Vetoed in the bill were all the funding for the departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources and their supporting agencies like county conservation districts, except for personnel costs. Click here for a list of vetoed items related to the environment.