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Conservation Committee

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1969-1994

biographical statement

The Conservation Committee was established in 1955 as the Conservation and Wildlife Committee. After a series of name changes, in 1969, the Committee became known as the Conservation Committee, however the Committee dealt with many of the same issues as its predecessors. The Conservation Committee lasted until 1994, and the issues the Committee dealt with were then handled by the newly established Environmental Resources and Energy Committee in 1995.

The Conservation Committee dealt with many of the issues that are important to the environment. The Committee deliberated extensively over issues such as landfill problems, air and waste emissions, recycling problems, and water quality. In studying these problems, the Conservation Committee used a myriad of materials from different Federal Government Agencies as well as material from the fifty States to assist the Committee in understanding environmental problems more accurately.

In the mid 1980’s, the Conservation Committee devoted time to study low-level radioactive waste disposal. The Committee used many resources from around the United States to address the problem of radioactive waste disposal. Materials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission proved to be invaluable to the committee during its meetings and hearings.

When the Mines and Energy Management Committee was abolished at the end of the 1987-1988 Session, a standing Subcommittee on Mining was established in 1989 for the Conservation Committee. The Subcommittee on Mining deals with many aspects of Pennsylvania mining including mine drainage, stripped mine problems, and acid mine problems.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Conservation Committee, 1979-1980

 Collection
Identifier: 01-ST1979_04
Scope and Contents The Chairman of the 1979-1980 Conservation Committee was R. Harry Bittle (R). The Vice-Chairman was Joseph C. Manmiller (R). The Secretary was Thomas P. Gannon (R). Some of the issues covered in the 1979-1980 session were Municipal Waste, Hazardous Waste, Surface Mine Reclamation, Air Quality, Water Quality, and On-Lot Sewage.

Conservation Committee, 1981-1982

 Collection
Identifier: 01-ST1981_04
Scope and Contents The 1981-1982 Finance Committee was chaired by R. Harry Bittle (R). The Vice Chair was Paul Wass (R). The Secretary was Thomas P. Gannon (D). Some of the major topics discussed during the 1981-1982 session were the Toxic Waste Committee, the tree seedling bill, the water management bill and Old York Landfill.

Conservation Committee, 1983-1984

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-ST1983_04
Scope and Contents The records of the Conservation Committee, 1983-1984, the Democrats in the majority. Camille George (D) served as the Majority Chairman and George C. Hasay (R) served as the Minority Chairman. William C. Rybak (D) served as Minority Vice Chairman and Paul Wass (R) served as Minority Vice Chairman. William J. Stewart (D) served as the Secretary. The Committee investigated the Department of Environmental Resources, in addition to discussing landfills and other environmental issues.

Conservation Committee, 1985-1986

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-ST1985_04
Scope and Contents The records of the Conservation Committee from the 1985-1986 session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were Camille "Bud" George (Majority) and George C. Hasay (Minority). The Vice Chairs of the Subcommittee were John N. Wozniak (Majority) and Karl Williams Boyes (Minority). The Secretary was Jeffrey W. Coy (Majority).

Conservation Committee, 1987-1988

 Collection — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: 01-ST1987_04
Scope and Contents The records of the Conservation Committee from the 1987-1988 session, the Democrats in Majority. The chairs were Camille George (Majority) and George C. Hasay (Minority). The Vice Chairmen were John D. Wozniak (Majority) and Robert D. Reber (Minority.)The Secretary was Curt Bowley (Majority).

Conservation Committee, 1989-1990

 Collection
Identifier: 01-ST1989_04
Scope and Contents The records of the Conservation Committee from the 1989-1990 session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were Camille "Bud" George (Majority) and George C. Hasay (Minority). The Vice Chairs of the Subcommittee were John N. Wozniak (Majority) and Robert D. Reber, Jr. (Minority). The Secretary was Richard Hayden (Majority).

Conservation Committee, 1991-1992

 Collection — Box: Box 1 of 1
Identifier: 01-ST1991_05
Scope and Contents The records of the Conservation Committee from the 1991-1992 session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were Camille "Bud" George (Majority) and George C. Hasay (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Mining were John N. Wozniak (Majority) and Jerry Birmelin (Minority). The Secretary was Richard Hayden (Majority).

Conservation Committee, 1993-1994

 Collection
Identifier: 01-ST1993_05
Scope and Contents The records of the Conservation Committee from the 1993-1994 session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were Camille "Bud" George (Majority) and Robert D. Reber, Jr. (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Mining were John N. Wozniak (Majority) and Samuel H. Smith (Minority). The Secretary was Thomas B. Stish (Majority).