Beware: Senate Committee Vote Sept. 27 Could Lead to Roll Back Of PA Environmental Laws

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has scheduled a meeting for September 27 to vote on Senate Resolution 385 (Brooks-R-Crawford) directing the Joint State Government Commission to identify environmental laws and regulations more stringent than federal law as a first step to rolling back environmental protection in Pennsylvania (sponsor summary).

Only a vote by the Senate is needed to direct the Joint Commission to undertake this study, not the House.

When the resolution was introduced, Sen. Brooks said, ‰ÛÏWhile most certainly all of us understand the importance of our environment, this resolution is intended to find balance through practical application of the laws and regulations and at the same time permit economic growth and job creation. åÊHopefully, this can be a first step in pinpointing current laws and regulations that impact hardworking citizens and businesses and make Pennsylvania more competitive in attracting new businesses.‰Û