HARRISBURG — Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) was appointed today to serve on a joint legislative panel that advises the General Assembly on a wide range of environmental issues.
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) appointed Bartolotta to serve as one of the five Senate Republican members of the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution, Control and Conservation Committee. The bipartisan, bicameral panel studies the performance and enforcement of air and water pollution laws to determine if changes are needed to safeguard the environment and public health.
“Environmental concerns are one of the top issues for many communities within the Marcellus Shale region, and it is essential to ensure we strike a responsible balance between supporting this growing industry and preventing dangerous pollution,” Bartolotta said. “It is an honor to be given the responsibility to review our current laws and make recommendations to better preserve our precious natural resources.”
The committee is made up of 18 members of the Senate and House of Representatives. In recent years, the panel has studied electronic waste recycling, state parks, land sewer and water infrastructure, heritage areas and other environmental issues.