The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement Monday following the Pennsylvania Senate’s confirmation of Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.
“CBF welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
“CBF is encouraged by the determination and commitment to clean water in Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay that Patrick McDonnell showed during the year that he served as acting secretary of DEP.
“With 19,000 miles of Pennsylvania rivers and streams harmed by pollution, the challenges are great and the Commonwealth must get back on track toward meeting its clean water commitments.
“CBF looks forward to continuing to work with Secretary McDonnell to achieve the clean water that Pennsylvanians deserve.”For more on Chesapeake Bay-related issues in Pennsylvania, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA webpage. Click Here to sign up for Pennsylvania updates (bottom of left column). Click Here to become a member.