The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on April 20 on DEP’s handling of the proposed final version of the Chapter 78 (conventional) and 78A (Marcellus Shale) drilling regulations.
During House and Senate budget hearings, Republican members expressed concern about DEP moving ahead with a proposed final version of the regulations with only a 30 day public comment period.
Republican members, and representatives of the conventional oil and gas drilling industry, also were concerned about the impact of the regulations DEP proposed for the conventional drilling industry
The hearing will be in Room 8E-B East Wing of the Capitol Building starting at 10:00.
Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny) serves as Majority Chair and Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair.
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