Bullock joins PennEnvironment to discuss consequences of EPA cuts

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., today joined PennEnvironment to discuss the consequences of proposed cuts to clean water programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Trump administration.

“Our state Department of Environmental Protection relies on 30 percent of its funding from the federal Environmental Protection Agency,” Bullock said. “This funding allows us to enforce regulations that keep our air and drinking water safe. Fifteen million people receive water from the Delaware River Basin and 1.5 million people alone receive water from the Schuylkill River.”

Bullock joined Congressman Dwight Evans and Christine Knapp, the director for Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, to call for full funding of the EPA to protect the Delaware River watershed and all of Pennsylvania’s waterways.

“Water is life,” Bullock added. “If we are not able to ensure that the drinking water of our residents is safe, then we have a serious problem. The EPA must do its part and fund the DEP or millions of Pennsylvanians will be at risk.”