Thursday, September 18, 2014

CBF-PA Urges Public To Contact House Members To Oppose HB 1565 Buffer Bill

Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Office Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, sent out a message Thursday asking the public to oppose House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) eliminating the nearly 4 year old requirement for stream buffers in High Quality and Exceptional Value streams--
Right now our representatives are debating a dangerous bill—House Bill 1565—that, if passed, would destroy irreplaceable safeguards for Pennsylvania's last remaining pristine streams. The house is hearing from developers, who want these protections removed, so they need to hear from us, too!
Click Here to contact your representative today, and urge him/her to vote "NO" on HB 1565. Clean, healthy streams, rivers, and communities across Pennsylvania depend on it.
Forested riparian buffers along streams and rivers are one of the most cost-effective, common-sense solutions for preventing and reducing pollution in streams. These buffers also provide critical habitat and food sources for aquatic species, like the brook trout, which draws fishermen from all over the world to Pennsylvania. But House Bill 1565 threatens these important clean water tools.
Your voice and your actions matter! Thank you for lending your voice to this important issue and for your past clean water efforts. Together, we can, and will make a difference for clean streams, healthy communities, and a lasting clean water legacy for future generations.
Thank you,
Harry Campbell, Executive Director Pennsylvania Office

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