Pa. House Climate Change hearing set for June 7, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

May 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee has scheduled a Climate Change hearing for June 7 in Philadelphia. The hearing will explore the basic science of Climate Change, its regional impacts and policy options for local, state and federal government.

The hearing is being organized by State Representative Greg Vitali in conjunction with House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Michael Sturla and Host Legislator Mike O’Brien.

Confirmed speakers include: 

·         Dr. Richard Alley, professor of geosciences at Penn State University;

·         Dr. Christopher Crockett, Philadelphia Water Department deputy commissioner;

·         Prof. Jonathan Barnett, University of Pennsylvania planning professor;

·         Dr. Danielle Kreeger, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary science director;

·         Lauren Wolfe, campaign manager for Operation Free;

·         John Hanger, former DEP secretary;

·         Joseph Cullen, Esq., Center for Climate Strategies.

The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia.

The public is encouraged to attend. However, public testimony is limited to written comments.

For more information please call Rep Vitali’s district office at 610-789-3900.