July 16, 2009

Groups Oppose Cuts, Support Severance Tax on natural gas production. Environmental, sportsmen and conservation groups oppose drastic cuts in environmental funding and urge adoption of a severance tax on natural gas. Jan Jarrett, PennFuture, outlines the position of the groups. (click here for press release)
Watch other remarks from the press conference
Rep. Levdansky, Majority Chair House Finance Committee
Lamonte Garber, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Fred Bohls, Pa Trout Unlimited
Bob Griffiths, PA Recreation & Parks Society
Steve Schmidt, Game Commission
Cathy Davis, PA Quality Deer Management Assn.

Lamonte Garber, Chesapeake Bay Foundation PA Office, expressed great concern today over drastic cuts to environmental funding that have been proposed during the budget process. Some of the cuts will threaten key pollution-reduction programs that the Commonwealth committed to implementing over the next two years, and which are mandated by federal law. (click here for full announcement)