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Lawmaker: DEP Chief Michael Krancer Denies Climate Change

Susan Phillips / StateImpact Pennsylvania

DEP Secretary Michael Krancer.

Democratic State Rep. Greg Vitali, chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, says Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer refused to acknowledge climate change during a House budget hearing on Wednesday. In a release, the Delaware County legislator says Krancer avoided his questions on climate change, and was later grilled by other lawmakers.

Krancer repeatedly told the lawmakers that he does not acknowledge the validity of climate change and said he does not know Gov. Tom Corbett’s position on the issue. Vitali said he has been unable to find any public statements Corbett made about climate change during the governor’s first two years in office.



  • jana workman rogers

    Chief Micheal Krancer with this stance on climate change, has undoubtably proven that he is not qualified for his position to protect our environment.

  • K DC

    I just hope Corbett and his cronies have not caused irreparable harm to Pennsylvania’s forests, waterways, and farmland.

  • Evelyn Preuss

    and the earth is as flat as a pizza!

  • Bucks Committe Sierrans

    The funny thing is that he was quoted as stating “Sound Science And The Law Will Guide DEP Decisions” Guess that sound science does not include climate science.

  • Jason McCullough

    It is really a sad, sad terrible circumstance that such people are in a position of power.

  • Jospeh Saunders

    So now Climate Change has become a political litmus test?

  • Susan

    What a shame that Mr. Krancer, who is supposed to be protecting the environment, is scientifically illiterate! Therefore, he is certainly not qualified to hold this position and should be fired immediately and replaced with someone who understands climate science.

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