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DRBC Staff Provide Testimony Before PA House Committee
Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee

DRBC Deputy Executive Director Kristen Bowman Kavanagh, P.E., and Senior Environmental Toxicologist Dr. Ron MacGillivray provided testimony before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee.

The hearing was entitled "Protecting the Delaware River Basin" and was hosted by Representative Mary Isaacson (District 175).

The hearing was held to highlight the value of the Delaware River Basin and Pennsylvania's role in its preservation.

Kavanagh's remarks provided background about the DRBC and our important role in managing, protecting and improving the water resources of the Delaware River Basin. She focused on the Commission's main programs and emphasized that we work with Pennsylvania in a non-duplicative and complementary manner. 

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Dr. MacGillivray discussed some of DRBC's key water quality programs, for example, PCB reduction and contaminants of emerging concern, such as PFAS.

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Other speakers included Audubon Mid-Atlantic's Elizabeth Brown; Yardley Borough Council President David Bria; Driftwood Water Adventures' Patrick Mulhern; Tannery Run Brew Works' Timothy Brown; and 2SP Brewing Company's Mike Contreras.

We thank the committee for the opportunity to testify.

View News Release (Pa. House Democratic Policy Committee)

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