Following Senate Approval, House Sends Anti-Stream Buffer Bill To Governor
By a vote of 118 to 79, the House Wednesday gave final approval to House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) that environmental groups say weakens DEP requirements for stream buffers in Special Protection Watersheds. In September, the House passed an earlier version of the bill by the vote of 119 to 79. The bill now goes to the Governor for his action.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Calls On Gov. Corbett To Veto Anti-Stream Buffer Bill
Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued the following statement in response to the General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) Wednesday.
“CBF is calling on Gov. Corbett to veto House Bill 1565, which now goes to his desk after passing both the House and Senate. We are disappointed in the passage of this bill, which removes protections for Pennsylvania’s most pristine streams and allows developers to cut down streamside trees. The bill is a huge step backward for the Commonwealth’s clean water efforts.
Senate Sends Bill Authorizing 1-House Veto Of PA Climate Plan To Governor
The Senate Wednesday voted 31 to 17 to send House Bill 2354 (Snyder-D-Fayette), which authorizes a one-House of the General Assembly to veto any greenhouse gas emission reduction plan required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to the Governor for his action.
PEC Urges Governor To Veto Bill Allowing General Assembly To Block PA Climate Plans
The PA Environmental Council sent this letter to Gov. Corbett Thursday urging him to veto House Bill 2354 (Snyder-D-Fayette), which authorizes a one-House of the General Assembly to veto any greenhouse gas emission reduction plan required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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