The House Democratic Policy Committee will conduct a hearing at March 21 in Harrisburg to discuss if Pennsylvania should incentivize natural gas. The issue will be examined from a climate change, economic, and health perspective.
The hearing was organized by Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware), Minority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
Confirmed speakers include:
— Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center;
— Michael Griffin, Associate Research Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (also Executive Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making);
— Don Brown, Scholar in Residence, Widener University Commonwealth Law School;
— Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Cornell University;
— Dave Althoff Jr., Manager, DEP Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance; and
— A representative from the Department of Community and Economic Development.
The hearing will be held in Room 418 Main Capitol Building starting at 10:00 a.m. Click Here to watch the hearing live.
Public attendance is welcome, but questions will be limited to Policy Committee members. Members of the public can submit written questions and comments to the Committee.Rep. Michael Sturla (D-Lancaster) is the Chair of the Committee. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Rob Fogel by sending email to: RFogel@pahouse.net.