Wednesday, June 15, 2016

House Passes Clean Power Plan Legislative Review Bill, Senate Must Concur

The House Wednesday passed Senate Bill 1195 (White-R-Indiana) further providing for legislative review of any plan developed by DEP to implement the EPA Clean Power Climate Plan by a vote of 147 to 41.
The bill now returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.  The Senate Rules Committee has already scheduled a meeting on the bill for Wednesday.
The bill is the result of an agreement between Senate and House Republicans and Gov. Wolf.
On Tuesday, Rep. Maher (R-Allegheny), Majority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, offered a technical amendment adopted by a vote of 195 to 0.
Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware), Minority Chair of the House Environmental Committee, offered an amendment to shortened the time for legislative review of a proposed plan to comply with the EPA Clean Power Climate Plan saying the existing schedule is entirely too long.  The amendment was defeated 58 to 137.
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