The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee have scheduled a joint hearing on October 18 on Pennsylvania’s strategy for meeting Chesapeake Bay Watershed cleanup requirements.
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The Committees are specifically interested in opinions on Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Restoration Strategy and any potential funding sources to meet future mandates.
Those expected to testify include: Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture; Patrick McDonnell, Acting DEP Secretary, Ann Swanson, Executive Director, and Marel King, PA Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission; Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA; Christian Herr, PennAg Industries; Joel Rotz, PA Farm Bureau, Brenda Shambaugh, PA Association of Conservation Districts; Richard Roush, Dean, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences; John Brosious, PA Municipal Authorities Association; and Michael McCloskey, Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA will be among the witnesses providing testimony.
The hearing will be in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building starting at 9:30 a.m.
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee and can be contacted by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to: email@example.com.Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and can be contacted by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to: SenatorSchwank@pasenate.com.