Santorum, Casey to Speak at PA Environmental Council Dinner June 6
Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and his Democratic challenger State Treasurer Bob Casey, Jr. will be keynote speakers at the 36th annual dinner of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council in
Michael DiBerardinis, Secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is a special guest for the evening and will provide comments before dinner on elevating the value of natural resource conservation in
The dinner chairman is John Westrum of the Westrum Development Company.
“From reauthorization of the federal abandoned mine reclamation program, conservation issues in the 2007 Farm Bill, to restoring proposed cuts to federal environmental programs, Pennsylvania has a huge stake in the decisions made by the U.S. Congress,” said Brian J. Hill, President and CEO of the Council. “This is a great opportunity to speak to over 450 individuals, companies, local and state officials interested in environmental issues.”
“Dinner attendees will also have the opportunity to ask their own questions of the candidates during the dinner by submitting written questions,” said Hill.
Rick Santorum, 46, has served as one of
Bob Casey, Jr., 46, has been
Here are just a few of the federal environmental issues faced by
2007 Farm Bill. Listening sessions held by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Bay Commission found that
Funding Cuts. States stand to lose over $416 million in support from the federal government for clean air, clean water and other environmental programs states administer on behalf of the federal government and funding for wastewater and drinking water projects is also proposed to be cut by over $900 million.
The dinner will be held at the Hyatt Penn’s Landing,
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