Monday, March 28, 2016

Environmental Defense Fund: Wolf Stands Up For Critical Environmental Protections

The Environmental Defense Fund Monday applauded Gov. Tom Wolf for vetoing House Bill 1327 (Peifer-R-Pike), the Fiscal Code Bill accompanying the state budget with extraneous provisions that would have unnecessarily jeopardized critical environmental and public health protections.
“By vetoing this bill, Gov. Wolf  sent a strong message that Pennsylvania is serious about moving forward thoughtfully on important environmental issues, including implementing the Clean Power Plan in a way that works best for Pennsylvania, and finalizing long overdue oil and gas regulations. His veto is a sign of leadership and shows a commitment by this Administration to stand up to legislative games that could weaken important environmental protections that safeguard the health of Keystone State residents.”
For more information on EDF initiatives related to climate and oil and gas development, contact Andrew Williams, Senior State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Manager for EDF.
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PA Environmental Council Thanks Wolf For Veto, Resource Agencies Need More Funding

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