Wednesday, March 23, 2022

House Environmental Committee Sets March 28 Meeting To Vote On Bills Killing RGGI Regulations, Promote Natural Gas Pipelines Into NY, NJ

House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting March 28 to consider legislation to kill final DEP regulations reducing carbon pollution from power plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and promote natural gas pipelines.

The bills include--

-- Talking Away DEP’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Authority: Senate Bill 119 (Pittman-R- Indiana) taking away DEP’s statutory authority to adopt regulations to reduce carbon pollution from any source, including power plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  The legislation would kill the final RGGI regulations now pending for publication.  It is a companion to House Bill 637 (Struzzi-R-Indiana) that is in the House Appropriations Committee.

-- End NY, NY Anti-Pipeline Policies: House Resolution 187 (Saylor-R-York) urging the Governors of New York and New Jersey to end anti-pipeline policies that block Pennsylvania natural gas from reaching markets in New England (sponsor summary).

The meeting will be held in Room 515 Irvis Office Building starting at 1:00 p.m.  Click Here to watch live.

Committee Hearing

The Committee is also scheduled to hold a hearing on March 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. entitled - “Oil & Gas Byproducts - Could We Live Without Them?”  Read more here.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-783-1707 or sending email to: Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-7647 or sending email to:

Related Articles:

-- House Environmental Committee To Hold March 28 Hearing: Oil & Gas Byproducts - Could We Live Without Them?

-- How Did We Get Here: Background On The Final EQB Regulation Reducing Carbon Pollution From Power Plants [RGGI]

[Posted: March 23, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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