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PA House Passes Change to Clean Streams Law; Critics Say It Will Weaken Enforcement

Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown.
Sarit Laschinsky
Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown.

Lawmakers are advancing a measure to change the state’s Clean Streams Law. StateImpact Pennsylvania's Rachel McDevitt reports supporters say it will make the law more practical for businesses to follow, but critics argue it will be impractical to enforce.

Read the full story at: https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2021/12/22/house-passes-change-to-clean-streams-law-critics-say-it-will-weaken-enforcement/

(Original air-date: 12/26/21)

Rachel McDevitt is a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania at WITF. Rachel joined WITF in 2017 as the host of All Things Considered. She previously reported for WITF’s Radio Pennsylvania Network, where her work earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row. The western Pennsylvania native started her journalism career with the CBS affiliate in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Rachel is a graduate of Temple University.