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Congressman Boyle Leads Effort to Fund Protection of Delaware River Basin

April 23, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a bipartisan letter urging the Appropriations Committee to put $10 million toward the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program, which aims to preserve the region’s environment, ecology, and economic viability. Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon the submission of the letter to the House Appropriations Committee.

“The Delaware River is an ecological gem and economic engine for Philadelphia and across the Mid-Atlantic. As the basin recovers from decades of degradation and industrialization, we must make a concerted effort to protect and enhance it so it can be utilized today and for generations to come. Funding the Delaware River Restoration Program is a significant and necessary step. I was proud to lead the effort to create the program and I am proud to lead the fight to ensure its potential is fully realized through sound investment.”

The letter was co-led by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and signed by 17 Members of Congress. It was submitted to the Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for consideration as it crafts its FY2020 spending bill.