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Pennsylvania Senate Confirms Two Nominees to Lead Environmental Agencies
December 12, 2013
Earlier this week, the Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously confirmed Ellen Ferretti as Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and in a 42-8 vote, also confirmed Chris Abruzzo as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Abruzzo’s background is mainly in prosecution but he also worked as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Corbett and in the drug enforcement section of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. Ellen Ferretti previously served as DCNR’s Deputy Secretary for Parks & Forestry and has worked on environmental issues both in and out of government. Both nominees have already been serving in their respective positions; Abruzzo since April, and Ferretti since June.