2017-08-10 / Letters

Urges Opposition To Outsourcing DEP Permit Services

To The Editor:

A budget measure before the commonwealth’s legislature would outsource the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) environmental permit services to “qualified contractors.”

Contractors will have no inhibition to violate Pennsylvania’s Constitution that guarantees to all citizens the right of clean air and clean water. Contractors have taken no oath to uphold that Constitution.

The senate’s budget measure can be subject to all manner of malfeasance and misfeasance and should be strenuously opposed by all thinking citizens of Pennsylvania. November 2018 cannot come soon enough!

George Schmidt
Fayetteville

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