Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reps. Ron Miller, Greg Vitali Named Chairs Of House Environmental Committee

Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson) Wednesday named Rep. Ron Miller (R-York) Majority Chair and Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) as Minority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
Rep. Miller (photo) was first elected to the House and served as Majority Chair of the Labor and Industry Committee and was a member of the House Liquor Control Committee.

He has been appointed chairman of the seven-member Pennsylvania delegation to the Chesapeake Bay Commission and serves as its vice-chair.
Previous to his election to the House, Ron was the safety, health and environmental manager for Adhesives Research in Glen Rock, where he had been employed for 25 years.
Rep. Vitali was first elected to the 1992 and has served as a member of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
Last term, he worked to ensure Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is done in a safe and responsible way. He has introduced a drilling tax bill that would dedicate some of the money to Growing Greener. He has introduced legislation to prohibit the leasing of additional state forestland for natural gas drilling.
Rep. Vitali also has introduced legislation to promote use of renewable energy.
He  serveed on the House Appropriations and State Government committees. He was chairman of the state's Government Committee's Subcommittee on Government Operations.

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