Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Agenda Posted: Senate Environmental Committee Holds July 24 Discussion Of Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Issues

On July 22, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee announced it will hold a meeting on July 24 to hear comments on the environmental issues associated with the June explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex.
The hearing is being held at the request of Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia), who represents the area.
Those scheduled to present comments are--
-- Joe Adams, Deputy Secretary for Field Operations, DEP
-- Marilyn Howarth, MD, FACOEM, Director, Community Outreach & Engagement Core (COEC), Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania
-- Dr. Charles N. Haas, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering & Head, Dept. of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Drexel University
-- Andrew Williams, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Environmental Defense Fund
The meeting will be held at Fitts Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom Street in Philadelphia starting at 11:00.  Click Here to watch live online.
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-3280 or sending email to: gyaw@pasen.gov.   Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-7105 or sending email to: yudichak@pasenate.com.

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