Six Pa. House members voted against naming the Eastern hellbender the state amphibian. Why?

After two years of inter-chamber warfare, the Pennsylvania House voted Tuesday to make the Eastern hellbender, a foot-long salamander native to the Keystone state’s creeks and streams, the commonwealth’s official amphibian.  The proposal originated in the Senate, where it was introduced by Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, last year at the urging of students to bring … Continue reading Six Pa. House members voted against naming the Eastern hellbender the state amphibian. Why?