Monday, March 15, 2010
Forested Buffers Focus of PA House Hearing
Forested Buffers Get a Hearing in the House
Chris Torres, Staff Writer
HARRISBURG, Pa. — When it comes to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, the discussion usually centers around a few solutions: getting wastewater treatment plants up to date and getting farmers to manage their nutrients better.
But at a meeting Monday at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the discussion centered on something that often gets overlooked: trees.
The House Majority Policy Committee hosted the meeting, which included representatives from several environmental groups as well as the group representing the state’s building industry, the Pennsylvania Builders Association.
The talk centered on the importance of tree buffers in tributaries and whether or not the state should require minimum buffers along waterways.
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