DRBC Cuts Don't Stem From Fracking Ban, Pa. DEP Head Says

Law360, Philadelphia (February 19, 2014, 4:51 PM ET) -- The secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection defended a proposed cut to the state’s funding of the Delaware River Basin Commission, rejecting charges that the proposal to roughly halve the appropriation was a response to the interstate agency’s failure to lift a fracking moratorium.

DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo, addressing Pennsylvania lawmakers for a second day as part of the state’s budget process, told the House Appropriations Committee that the cuts won’t harm the operation of the commission, which also draws funds from New Jersey, New...
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