Pa. Lawmaker Looks To Seat State's Enviro Chief By Election

Law360, Philadelphia (September 5, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday that would make the state's top environmental office an elected position, responding to a growing swell of criticism by environmentalists over the actions of current chief Michael Krancer.

State Rep. Jesse White, D-Allegheny, contends that converting the state Department of Environmental Protection's appointed secretary position to an elected commissioner post would create greater transparency. White also says that the actions of the department have begun to reveal a clear political agenda.

“Recent events have forced me to question whether...
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