Quigley Faux Pas: DEP Already has Office of Environmental Justice

John Quigley
John Quigley

The PennFuture Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), John Quigley, may want to familiarize himself a little bit more with his own agency. It might save him some major embarrassments, like the following. Earlier this week Quigley, in an interview with the editorial board of the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter, said he is planning to create an office of “environmental justice” within the DEP and hire “the right individual” to advise him on policy (see PA DEP Sec. Quigley Wants to Create “Environmental Justice” Office). Uhhh…Sec. Quigley? The DEP already has such an office. It’s called the Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) and it’s been part of your department since 1999…

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