Posted by: webmaster | July 11, 2015

Cozzone Appointed to PA’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF)

Cozzone Appointed to Pennsylvania’s Pipeline
Infrastructure Task Force (PITF)

Cozzone to Chair the Task Force’s County Government Workgroup

West Chester – This week, Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection John Quigley appointed Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone to sit on the PA Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force. Within the PITF, she will chair the County Government Workgroup, one of 12 workgroups that will work together to provide Governor Wolf with policy and best practice recommendations on how best to manage the growth of the energy industry in our Commonwealth while respecting the rights, health and safety of our citizens and protecting the environment.

“Chester County is not part of our state’s natural gas drilling boom, but our citizens are affected by existing and planned pipelines carrying the natural gas through our community to refineries,” said Commissioner Cozzone. “I have been proud to take the lead in creating a transparent process for citizen input on pipeline construction within Chester County so that people are aware of projects in their neighborhoods and they have an opportunity to express their opinions.”

“I am extremely appreciative,” continued Cozzone, “to be appointed to serve on this statewide task force. Under the leadership of Governor Wolf’s Administration, our state can reap the economic benefits of natural gas extraction, while making sure ahead of time that we plan for the environmental risks, instead of cleaning up the messes. The work group that I am honored to chair will make sure that County Government stakeholders have a say in the process by which new pipelines are planned within our borders. I thank the Governor once again for this exciting opportunity.”

Kathi Cozzone, a Democrat from Uwchlan Township, is in her 2nd Term as County Commissioner.

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