Corbett’s Budget Would Cut DEP Spending

As we continue monitoring House debate on a Marcellus Shale impact fee, here’s a look at how the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources fared in Governor Corbett’s proposed budget.

From the Times Leader:

The Department of Environmental Protection will see funding cut by 7.8 percent or $10.5 million; and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ budget is decreased by about $2.5 million or 4.6 percent.

In addition to the proposed state-level cuts, DEP expects to see a $40 million drop in federal funding this year.

Yesterday, StateImpact Pennsylvania took a look at how drilling royalties would fund a third of DCNR’s 2012-2013 budget.


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