Ag, Environmental Resources Committees to Discuss Clean Up of Chesapeake Bay Watershed
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), and the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny), will hold a joint informational meeting to discuss the Wolf Administration’s strategy to reduce pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay, as required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The administration recently announced its strategy in anticipation of the state missing its 2017 reduction targets for nitrogen and sediment.

WHO: Causer, Maher, members of both committees, and the following speakers: Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley; Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding; Richard Roush, Dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences; Chris Thompson of the Lancaster County Conservation District, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association of County Conservation Districts; and Denise Coleman, state conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 29, at noon

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing at the State Capitol

WEBSTREAMING: Will be available beginning at noon at (barring technical difficulties).

Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,
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