June 17, 2008

Legislators and Public Interest Organizations Urge State to Protect Streams From New Development With Forests As Buffers

Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water

Myron Arnowitt, 412-592-1283 (cell)


Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water:

What: Pennsylvania state legislators and a coalition of over 100 organizations will hold a press conference calling on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support a proposal requiring a minimum 100 foot forested stream buffers for all new development along the state's streams as a protection against pollution. DEP is currently in the process of proposing new stormwater management rules.

When: Wednesday, June 18, 10:00 am

Where: Capitol Media Center


-- Myron Arnowitt, PA State Director, Clean Water Action

-- Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

-- Rep. Camille George (D), District 74, Clearfield County, Chair, House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

-- Rep. Kate Harper (R), District 61, Montgomery County

-- Rep. Robert Freeman (D), District 136, Northampton County

-- Andy Paravis, Vice-Chair, Federation of Northern Chester County Communities, and Township Supervisor in North Coventry Township

-- Tavis Dockwiller, Landscape Architect and co-founder, Viridian Landscape Studio

-- A bipartisan group of additional state legislators are expected to be in attendance.

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