Friday, May 25, 2018

House Committee To Hold June 11 Hearing On Delaware River Basin Commission

The House State Government Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing June 11 on issues related to the Delaware River Basin Commission.
The hearing announcement said the purpose of the hearing was to, “receive testimony from individuals and entities that are regulated by the Delaware River Basin Commission and to investigate concerns of the impact of DRBC policies and actions on business growth and economic vitality in the basin and the rights of property owners within the basin [referring to the proposed natural gas fracking moratorium, no doubt].
“Also highlight findings from the committee's 2017 hearings on the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and identify common issues involving both entities.”
This is one of a series of hearings and actions taken by Republicans on the Committee related to what they see as “regulatory overreach” by DRBC and SRBC.
The Committee hearings led to House Republicans passing a series of “regulatory reform” bills and to propose the introduction of House Bill 2222 in April to have DEP take over the groundwater regulation functions of the two river basin commissions.
The hearing will be held in Room 205 of the Ryan Building starting at 10:00. Committee meetings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-783-1707 or sending email to:   Rep. Matthew Bradford (D-Montgomery) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-772-2572 or sending email to:

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