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House Committees To Hold Information Meeting On Chesapeake Bay Strategy Feb. 29
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The House Environmental Resources and Energy and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees will hold an informational meeting on the Wolf Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Reboot Strategy on February 29.

“Pennsylvania is one of several states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and as such, we have obligations to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment entering the Bay,” said Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny), Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee.  “To date, we have met milestones for phosphorus, but are still lagging in our goals for nitrogen and sediment.

“As a result, through collaboration among the Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources, the Administration has developed what they are calling a “reboot” of our existing Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy,” said Rep. Maher.

It is this strategy the Committees will review at their meeting.

Among those expected to offer comments before the Committee are: DEP Secretary John Quigley, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Richard Roush, Dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Chris Thompson, Lancaster County Conservation District on behalf of the PA Association of County Conservation Districts and Denise Coleman, State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The meeting will be held in Room 60 East Wing starting at Noon.

Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by sending email to: jmaher@pahousegop.com.  Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to: gvitali@pahouse.net.

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron) serves as Majority Chair of the House Agriculture Committee and can be contacted by sending email to: mcauser@pahousegop.com.  Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to: mcarroll@pahouse.net.

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2/29/2016

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