A PSNA Environmental Health Committee Update

Proposed Pennsylvania State Budget and Other Updates

Pennsylvania State Budget  – Impact on the Environment

The Pennsylvania Senate recently approved a budget bill that potentially compromises public health for residents of Pennsylvania (Grassman, D. Don’t trade away clean air and water, Op-Ed, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug 2017). Some of the provisions of this proposal:

Currently, the Department of Environmental Protection oversees these responsibilities and holds accountability for permitting and enforcing protections for air, water, and land. Under the Senate proposal, the oil and gas industry would be regulating itself. The DEP would be less empowered to act as a watchdog for the state’s environment.

If you are concerned about the future of Pennsylvania’s environmental protections, please learn more about the budget proposal and contact your legislators.

 

Environmental Education Opportunity

Making a Visible Difference in Reading: Children’s Health and the Environment

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

Presented by Katie Huffling, RN, CNM

 

Following the presentation, a focus group will convene to hear your ideas about environmental health priorities for children and how to best address these health issues.

Friday September 8, 2017  /  12:00 – 2:30 pm

Berks County Community Foundation
237 Court Street
Community Rooms A & B
Reading, PA 19601

Registration (free): https://goo.gl/forms/IJxbHGexhjNFgdNP2 (required as space is limited); Snacks and drinks will be provided