The Pennsylvania Senate has already passed a budget deal that severely weakens protections for environmental regulation in the state. The State House needs to approve the final bill before it takes effect—call your representative and ask them to vote NO on House bill 542, 118, and 453.
Together these bills create a budget deal that weakens protections of air and water supplies in Pennsylvania, by creating a private advisory committee tasked with regulating pollution instead of following state or federal regulations. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is already weakened, and these bills would allow energy companies and industries to do whatever they want.
PennFuture policy director Matthew Stepp says, “without a doubt, this puts into question Pennsylvania’s ability to mitigate a host of pollution concerns, including methane, water impacts from pipelines and gas wells, and discharges from industrial sources”
Send a letter to your representative now with the help of PennEnvironment.
Or pick up the phone and use our script below. Check who your representative is because the districts for state house members are very small. Conklin and Benninghoff both represent different areas around State College.