: House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a voting meeting to advance legislation that would address the legacy environmental issue of plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells.
House Bill 2528
, sponsored by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), would require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to prioritize and award oil and gas well plugging contracts to eligible Pennsylvania employers before considering out-of-state companies.
House Bill 2644
, sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), would require DEP to appropriate federal funding to sustain Commonwealth well plugging efforts; establish a well plugging grant program; and update oil and gas well bonding amounts (as determined by the Legislature) to protect the environment and ensure the continued viability of Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and natural gas industry.
: Tuesday, June 7, at Call of the Chair.
: Room 205, Ryan Office Building, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.
LIVESTREAM: Barring technical difficulties, Monday’s informational meeting will be streamed live on RepMetcalfe.com/livestreams
Media contact: Ty McCauslin, 717.772.9979, firstname.lastname@example.org