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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