During the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s budget hearing with the House Appropriations Committee, Secretary Abruzzo said climate change is a real problem and caused by humans. This statement was different than Abruzzo’s previous statement, where he denied that climate change was harmful. Abruzzo is open to discussing how DEP can do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Rep. Vitali commented that Pennsylvania must do more to help solve the climate change problem than shifting from coal to natural gas.
Other discussion topics included Chesapeake Bay issues, air quality in drilling operations, and wastewater infrastructure funding. Read more here.