HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has been appointed to serve on the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (JLCC) by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
Over the decades, the JLCC has helped formulate some of the Commonwealth’s most groundbreaking environmental laws including the Environmental Rights Amendment to the state Constitution and a variety of other legislative issues such as prescribed burns, waste tire remediation and electronic waste recycling.
“Improving quality of life, lack of investment and blight removal are just a few of the major challenges that I am looking forward to addressing on this important committee to help our region and our Commonwealth to flourish once again,” said Cook. “Decisions that this committee makes will impact the environmental legacy we preserve for future generations.”
The bipartisan committee conducts studies, holds hearings and makes recommendations to the General Assembly on a variety of environmental issues. It also makes recommendations regarding the custodianship and care of land, water and air in the Commonwealth to determine where there are problems, possible solutions and what can be done to initiate positive change.
“I’m pleased to have Rep. Cook as a new member of the committee and I look forward to his input and participation,” said JLCC Chairman Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21).
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Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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