|Posted:||March 18, 2021 04:22 PM|
|From:||Senator Gene Yaw and Sen. Scott Martin, Sen. Daniel Laughlin|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Establishing a Clean Streams Fund for Pennsylvania|
|In the near future, we plan to introduce legislation that establishes a Clean Streams Fund for Pennsylvania. The fund will be used to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers to stimulate economic growth in our communities and improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania has been blessed with over 85,000 miles of rivers and streams, a density of surface water unmatched in the continental United States. Unfortunately, a legacy of intensive land use has left almost one-third of those waters unsafe for either humans or fish. By restoring these waters, we will reduce the cost of drinking water treatment and invest in our top two industries – tourism and agriculture – by helping farms improve soil health and increasing recreational opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.
This legislation will go a long way to help us protect Pennsylvania’s water resources for current and future generations. Please join us in supporting this important legislation.