The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is cashing in on a permissive regulatory environment in Harrisburg. Late-2017 DEP fee increase approvals are on pace to cost businesses and consumers $50 million, with more increases on the way.
Comments before the:
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
MARINER EAST 2
August 16, 2016
The Supreme Court of the United States halted the implementation of the "Clean Power Plan" yet the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continues to fast track a state implementation plan. The decision on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 does not permit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to move forward with official state implementation plans related to the "Clean Power Plan." PMA testified on numerous occasions warning of this very circumstance we find ourselves in today as we stated:
Mike Krancer promised that as Governor Corbett’s Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) he would support only those environmental policies based on “sound science.” His approach to environmental oversight at times put the Department at odds with the ever-overreaching federal EPA and some radical environmental groups, but he never backed down; and rightfully so.