Press Releases

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2018

For more information, contact
Tricia Harris, | 717.720.5447

PA Chamber: Wolf Administration’s Permitting and Regulatory Reforms a Step in the Right Direction

HARRISBURG - Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s press conference highlighting reforms in the Department of Environmental Protection to improve the department’s permitting approval and regulatory process:


“We applaud Governor Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection for taking positive steps towards making the state’s permitting and regulatory program more predictable and accountable. We have often heard from our members that the state’s permitting process was cumbersome and often a barrier to growth. Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction to making it easier for job creators to operate in the Commonwealth. We look forward to working with the legislature and the Wolf administration on additional steps to improve the state’s regulatory and overall business climate.”  



The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.