Statement of Support
We / I Support:
- The renewal of Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener initiatives with a state investment of $200 million annually.
- Establishment of a dedicated and sustainable source or sources of revenue to support the renewal of Growing Greener.
- Ending the diversion of money from the state’s Environmental Stewardship Fund to pay the debt on Growing Greener 2 bonds — a diversion that is contrary to the Commonwealth’s normal practice of paying bond debt service out of general funds.
- A renewed focus of Growing Greener on:
Restoring Our Water & Land – bringing streams back to life and protecting drinking water
Conserving Our Working Farms & Forests - securing our food and timber supplies
Saving Our Special Places – protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat, greenways, trails, hunting grounds, fishing areas and community open space, including local, county and state parks and forests.
Greening Our Communities – revitalizing waterfronts and parks, planting trees, creating neighborhood gardens, reduce flooding and preserving history
Creating Outdoor Recreation Opportunities - walking, biking, hunting, fishing, playing sports, picnicking and enjoying the quiet and peace of nature.