Legislation is currently pending in the State House and Senate which would create the Endangered Species Coordination Act. House Bill 1576 and Senate Bill 1047 aim to provide a process for the designation of certain species as endangered and threatened. The House Game and Fisheries Committee and House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee recently held a hearing with more planned in various counties across the state. There is much confusion as to how wildlife, waterways and plants are designated to be preserved, restored and protected. Learn more about the Endangered Species Coordination Act and how it could affect your community. Is federal funding at risk? Will building permits be easier or more difficult to obtain in areas with endangered species? More regulation or less? Listen in on Sept. 13.
Teleconference is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon. Cost: $10 per phone line for PNA members. $20 for non-members. To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012.
Presenters include John Arway, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and a representative of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey.
This is the first in a series of sessions being made available through the PNA Foundation’s Reporters’ Series. The Reporters’ Series is meant to provide an educational, non-partisan forum for in-depth exploration of important and timely policy issues impacting the Commonwealth. Through these inexpensive and convenient teleconference sessions, you can simply phone in and listen to experts explain the particulars of a policy topic or pending legislation. Straight facts that will help you better understand and cover an issue and its effect on your community and readers. Pension reform, prevailing wages, hunting and game issues, transportation funding, the budget and more are being considered.