Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 8 House Environmental Committee Meeting Cancelled

The June 8 House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting has been cancelled. The Committee had been scheduled to consider two bills creating incentives for natural gas-fueled vehicles as part of the Marcellus Works initiative and legislation setting up a green technology testing program. The bills include:
-- House Bill 1088 (Pickett-R-Tioga) amending the Alternative Fuels Incentive Act to provide for biomass-based diesel production incentives;
-- House Bill 1089 (Perry-R-Cumberland) amending the Air Pollution Control Act to make natural gas fueled vehicles part of the Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles Program; and
-- House Bill 1290 (George-D-Clearfield) providing for the testing of new, environmentally beneficial and energy efficiency technologies.
Rep. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and Rep. Camille George (D-Clearfield) serves as Minority Chair.

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