Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve on the Joint Legislative Air and water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee for the 2015-2016 session.
The bipartisan committee, composed of 18 members of the state Senate and House, is responsible for studying air and water pollution laws and their enforcement and recommending needed changes to the General Assembly. The committee conducts studies, holds public hearings and looks for ways to solve environmental issues.
“Senator Richard Kasunic previously served on this committee, and I’m pleased to continue representing our area on this important panel so that we have direct involvement in protecting the Commonwealth’s natural resources,” Stefano said. “One of my top priorities will be to shed light on the issue of high hazard dams in the Commonwealth, specifically the dam at Somerset Lake which is located in my senatorial district and is currently in danger of being drained.”
Recent issues that the committee has focused on include forestry, electronic waste recycling, state parks, land sewer and water infrastructure, and Pennsylvania’s heritage areas.
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For More Information on the Joint Legislative Air and water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee: http://jcc.legis.state.pa.us/