Sturla calls for action on Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

HARRISBURG, March 2 – Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, state Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, released this statement:

“Pennsylvanians want and need clean water resources. We need to focus on these efforts for ourselves, as well as for those downstream from us.

“It’s important that the Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources and Agriculture work together to identify ways to reduce pollution in the most effective and cost-efficient manner. That does not mean that agriculture should bear all of the financial burden. It is in all our best interests to share in the cleanup costs because the benefits will be reaped by everyone in the watershed.

“I realize some may view the Supreme Court’s ruling as detrimental to agricultural operations; however, the ruling should be viewed as an opportunity for everyone to roll up our sleeves and work together for the common environmental good and restoring the Chesapeake.”