HB1565 Passes, Signed by Governor

By a vote of 118 to 79, the House Wednesday gave final approval to House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) that would weaken DEP requirements for stream buffers in Special Protection Watersheds.  In September, the House passed an earlier version of the bill by the vote of 119 to 79.  The bill now goes to the Governor for […]

PALTA Urges Senators to Oppose HB1565

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association urged senators to oppose HB 1565 today. In a letter delivered to the senate today, PALTA wrote: Enactment of this legislation would cause irreversible harm to Pennsylvania’s water quality and increase the destruction wrought by flooding. The scope of the bill goes far beyond the supposed problems with the implementation […]