Friday, October 21, 2022

House Committee Meets Oct. 24 To Consider Gas Royalty, Diesel Engines In Coal Mines Bills

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet October 24 to consider legislation on oil and natural gas royalty transparency and regulation of diesel engines in underground coal mines.

The bills include--

-- Senate Bill 806 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) further providing for disclosures on statements to oil and gas royalty interest owners.

-- Senate Bill 1255 (Pittman-R-Indiana) revising the regulation to require oil and oil filters in diesel-powered equipment in underground coal mines.

“And any other business that may come before the Committee.”

The meeting will be held in Room 60 East Wing of the Capitol at the Call of the Chair, which means there is no set time for the meeting.  Click Here to watch live.

The Committee is also scheduled to have a hearing that same day on “fossil fuels - driving America’s economy and quality of life” starting at 9:30 a.m.

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 Events:

October 24-- House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hearing on “fossil fuels - driving America’s economy and quality of life.”  Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

October 27-- Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to hold hearing “to examine the role of LNG (liquified natural gas) in strengthening American energy security on the world stage.” Steamfitters Local Union 420, 14420 Townsend, Philadelphia. 9:00 a.m. Click Here to see if the hearing will be available online.

Related Articles This Week:

-- NO SPECIAL PROTECTION: The Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek In Lycoming County Is Dammed And Damned - Video Dispatch From The Loyalsock - By Barb Jarmoska, Keep It Wild PA 

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Has No Exclusion Zones For Water Withdrawals From Any Streams, Including EV Or HQ Streams Subject To Water Quality Antidegradation Rules  [PaEN]

-- PA League Of Women Voters, University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health Host 2022 Shale Gas & Public Health Conference Online Nov. 15-16  [PaEN]

-- DEP/SRBC Permit Notices -- Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities [PaEN] 

-- Penn State's Jenn Baka Receives National Science Foundation Grant For A 5-Year Study Of The Shell Ethane Plant's Environmental And Human Impacts In Beaver County - By Francisco Tutella, Penn State News  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Editorial: State Fines Should Be Higher Than Tax Cuts To Penalize Environmental Leaks [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald Editorial: State Lawmakers Should Adopt Rules That Preclude State Taxpayers From Subsidizing Pollution From Oil & Gas Industry  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald Editorial: Dangerous Course For Oil & Gas Well Emissions, Obstructionists Should Get Out Of The Way  [PaEN]

-- Senate Committee Reported Out Bill To Deny Counties Drilling Impact Fee Revenue If Only 99% Of The Land In Their County Available For Shale Gas Leasing; Other Bills  [PaEN]

-- Senate Committee To Hold Oct. 27 Hearing On The Role Of LNG In U.S. Energy Security On World Stage  [PaEN]

[Posted: October 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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