Monday, March 14, 2016

Senate Meeting Tuesday On Bill Killing DEP Drilling Regs, Delay Clean Power Plan, Cut Growing Greener Funding

The Senate Rules Committee has just scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, March 15 to consider House Bill 1327 (Peifer-R-Pike) amending the Fiscal Code to among other things, kill DEP Chapter 78 conventional drilling regulations, reduce Growing Greener watershed restoration funding by $15 million this fiscal year and to slow consideration of any state plan to comply with the EPA Clean Power Climate Plan.
         The bill would also transfer $12 million from the High Performance Green Buildings Program to the Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Fund administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.
         It would also fund several legislative sewage and clean drinking water projects.
         A House Fiscal Note and summary of the bill is available.
         The meeting will be held Off the Floor in the Senate Rules room.
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