HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today released the following statement after voting to re-confirm Cindy Adams Dunn as the Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

“I congratulate Ms. Dunn on the support she has garnered from the Senate Environmental Committee,” Sen. Yaw said.  “While we may have differences of opinion on certain issues, I feel she has worked to manage and maintain Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks to the best of her ability, promote our state’s water resources, forests, and educate the public on a number of important issues, including our state’s endangered species.  I am pleased to continue working with her.”

Governor Tom Wolf appointed Cindy Dunn to be the sixth secretary of the DCNR, returning to the agency where she worked under three governors in multiple positions over the last two decades. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously first confirmed Ms. Dunn as secretary of DCNR on June 2, 2015.

Dunn’s re-confirmation now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has jurisdiction over the Department.

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DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is sworn-in prior to addressing members of the state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, comments during the Committee meeting to re-confirm DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.


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