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.