Paul Drucker, Democratic candidate for the 157th state house district, has released a statement on environmental matters. Here is an excerpt:
Environmental protection is a priority for the residents of the 157th District. Protecting our environment means protecting our quality of life and protecting the legacy that we will leave for our children. As a legislator, I developed a strong record on protecting our environment. In our community, I have worked with the Turnpike Commission, the Great Valley Association and environmental groups such as Trout Unlimited to ensure that infrastructure and highway expansion projects dealt appropriately with environmental issues such as rainwater runoff and soundwall construction. I have always been and will always be dedicated to environmental protection.
Environmental protection is fundamentally about fairness and responsibility. Natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region is the biggest environmental issue facing the Commonwealth, and it must be handled responsibly and fairly. We must embrace the economic benefits of the natural gas boom while protecting our land, air and water.
Read the whole statement on his website at www.drucker2012.com