DEP Surveys Impact Of Flooding On Fishing Creek

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection joined other state and county officials in Columbia County Thursday afternoon for a tour of Fishing Creek to see the impact of erosion and flooding. And, last night DEP officials held a public open house at the Benton High School to share information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion. DEP officials also discussed how the Wolf Administration’s $4.5 billion infrastructure improvement plan known as Restore Pennsylvania can help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding. Wolf’s is counting on the passage of a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production in order to fund the initiative. Columbia County state Representative David Millard has it made known multiple times that he supports the Governor’s Restore PA initiative.