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Harrisburg, May 20, 2016– State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) provided the following statement in response to today’s resignation of John Quigley, who served as secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP):

“Governor Wolf made a quick and appropriate decision in accepting the resignation of DEP Secretary John Quigley.

Secretary Quigley demonstrated poor judgment and a clear inability to work with legislators to advance the Governor’s environmental agenda.

I’m looking forward to working with interim Secretary Patrick McDonnell and the Republican and Democratic members of the General Assembly to put this matter behind us and move forward on the important matters before the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee like the Clean Power Plan and Chapter 78 regulations governing the oil and gas industry.”

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