(HARRISBURG, PA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued this statement following the announcement by Governor-elect Wolf of the nominations of John Quigley to head the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Cindy Dunn to head the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Russell Redding to head the Department of Agriculture.
"These three individuals have a wealth of experience that will serve Pennsylvania's citizens and its natural resources well.
"From his time as mayor through his work at DCNR, John Quigley knows how government works and has demonstrated the ability to get things done. He is well versed on the challenges facing our natural resources and water quality in Pennsylvania's rivers and streams.
"DCNR is responsible for the health of our state forests and parks and balancing wise management with the ability of the public to enjoy them. With years of experience as Deputy Secretary of Conservation and Technical Services at DCNR under both the Rendell and Corbett Administrations and at a variety of regional and statewide conservation organizations, Cindy Dunn has proven to be a tireless champion of the Commonwealth's natural lands.
"Russell Redding has spent 16 years at the Department of Agriculture, serving as Secretary from 2009-11. His contributions included an economic development program that used state funds to leverage private money to help the Commonwealth's farming industry to expand and create jobs.
"This is a critical time for the restoration of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. The Commonwealth has made commitments that come due during the Wolf Administration in 2017, and we look forward to working with John Quigley, Cindy Dunn, and Russell Redding to achieve those goals."