Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) has been appointed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to serve on the agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee. The 30-member committee provides advice to the EPA on environmental issues affecting communities.
Ross, who serves as Republican chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee and as a member of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, is one of 30 new state, local and tribal officials from around the country to be named to the committee. Members assist the EPA in finding innovative solutions to a variety of environmental issues including climate change, air and water quality, and ways to clean up communities.
“I have always had a strong commitment to protecting the environment,” said Ross. “It is an honor and a privilege to play a role on this nationwide panel and to participate in finding common solutions to environmental problems that are affecting communities all across the country.”
The Local Government Advisory Committee, in existence since 1993, is comprised of elected and appointed officials, representatives of environmental interest groups and labor.