The Pennsylvania General Assembly meets for two years, and the 1987-88 session began in January. Thus, little environmental legislative activity has occurred though several bills - mainly ones not acted on in the last session - have been introduced.

The proposed Wetland Conservation and Management Act, similar to bills introduced previously, would create a wetland classification system to rank wetlands by function and give them varying degrees of protection.

There is also growing interest in growth management in the most rapidly developing areas of the state, and several bills aimed at improving local planning and promoting regional planning have been introduced.