Environment

Lead Abatement – Authored legislation to create a superfund for lead abatement in places like schools and daycares.

Lead Task Force – Authored legislation to create a task for to study lead issues. Currently serving on a statewide lead task force advisory committee.

Lead Testing in Daycares – Authored legislation that would require daycares to be tested for lead

Severance Tax on Natural Gas Drilling – Support efforts to implement a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

Water Testing Disclosure – Authored legislation that requires the state Department of Environmental Protection to provide the water test results to homeowners for all parameters that they have accurately measured.

Climate Change – Co-prime sponsored legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania continues to fulfill its responsibility in fighting global climate change, strives to meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord and attain the goals set forth in the Clean Power Plan.

Recycling Fee Prohibition – Voted in favor of legislation in the Senate that would prohibit recycling fees from being imposed after January 1, 2020.

Stream and Waterway Pollutants – Opposed legislation that would exempt planned subsidence by bituminous coal mining operations from consideration as pollution to surface streams and waterways.

Liability for Use of Mine Water – Opposed legislation that would have allowed for liability limitations for companies that use treated coal mine water.

Plastic Bag Ordinances – Opposed legislation that would prohibit a local municipality or county from imposing a ban, fee, surcharge or tax on recyclable plastic bags supplied by a retail establishment.