DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”

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August 7, 2015
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Pittsburgh – The newly formed Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce was the topic of discussion on the August edition of “Environmental Focus,” the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) monthly half-hour television talk show.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley (right) discusses the Pennsylvania Pipeline Taskforce in the Aug. 9 edition of “Environmental Focus.” The show will air at 4 p.m.

Airing on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m., the show featured Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary and taskforce chair John Quigley.

In his interview, Quigley outlined the mission and goals of the 48-member taskforce as it works towards its February 2016 deadline to make recommendations to Governor Tom Wolf for a 21st century natural gas distribution system.

Following Quigley’s interview, a roundtable discussion on the problems of locating gas pipelines included Nels Johnson, Director of North America Energy at the Nature Conservancy and PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell, who himself was appointed to the taskforce.

Previous editions of “Environmental Focus” have included topics such as outdoor recreation on Pennsylvania’s waterways and Pennsylvania’s capital budget. The show has featured distinguished guests such as Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and former DEP Secretary Dave Hess.

To view the first two episodes of “Environmental Focus,” click here.


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