Bill Would Eliminate Buffer Requirement For Pennsylvania’s Cleanest Streams

Oct 13, 2014

Loyalsock Creek in Sullivan County.
Credit Scott Lamar / WITF

Yet another battle of the economy versus the environment is taking place in Harrisburg. This time, conservationists say Pennsylvania’s cleanest streams are at stake.

A bill (HB1565) working its way through the state legislature would eliminate a requirement for 150-foot buffer zones between new developments and specially protected watersheds.

Read more of this report at the website of our partner StateImpact Pennsylvania.