Nanticoke, March 17, 2017 — State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s budget that proposes significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”):
“Every Pennsylvanian’s fundamental right to clean air and water will be seriously challenged if the proposed 30 percent cut to the EPA passes the U.S. Congress,” said Senator Yudichak.
“The EPA is a critical funding partner for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,” Senator Yudichak added. “The EPA helps us inspect safe drinking water systems, monitor air pollution, and reclaim abandoned mine lands through innovative partnerships with groups like the Earth Conservancy,” added Senator Yudichak.
“Protecting the environment is not only a public safety issue, it’s a jobs issue for Pennsylvania companies who interact with DEP to advance economic development projects throughout the Commonwealth.”