PennFuture Statement: Metcalfe’s New Appointment Cause for Concern

(Jan. 2, 2018) Harrisburg, Pa. – PennFuture released the following statement today after it was announced that Rep. Daryl Metcalfe was appointed as the incoming Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
“Today’s appointment of Rep. Metcalfe by Speaker Turzai as the incoming Chair of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, the first stop in the legislature for any bills seeking to safeguard Pennsylvania’s environment, signals cautious days ahead at best,” said PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. “Rep. Metcalfe has no track record of bipartisanship and interest in good government, but instead has shown himself capable of being a roadblock to the forward movement of environmental issues. PennFuture will be watching carefully."
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
Stephanie Rex
Director of Communications