Thursday, September 18, 2014

PA Environmental Council Policy Conference To Air On PCN Sept. 19 & 20

The Conference featured a panel discussion with all four Chairs of the Senate and House Environmental Resources and Energy Committees.
Majority Chair Senator Gene Yaw (R-Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Union Counties); Minority Chair Senator John Yudichak (D-Carbon, Luzerne, and Monroe Counties); Majority Chair Representative Ron Miller (R-York County), and Minority Chair Representative Greg Vitali (D-Delaware County will be speaking on environmental legislative priorities for the remainder of the current session, as well as forecasting key issues for 2015 and beyond.
The Conference also featured panels on Shale Gas Development in Pennsylvania; how Pennsylvania will adapt to pending federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions; and a review of the diverse water management issues facing our Commonwealth.
“This Conference will be a unique opportunity to hear from key environmental policy makers in the General Assembly and other environmental leaders on some of the most pressing issues facing Pennsylvania,” said Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO of PEC.  “Pennsylvania is at a critical crossroads in how we deal with future Marcellus Shale-related development, climate change and water resource issues.  We hope the Conference discussion will help identify some of the policy choices we need to make to help ensure a more sustainable future in the Commonwealth.”
Each panel featured diverse interests and recognized experts in each area along with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions to promote an open dialog on these issues.

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