PA Legislature Using Budget to Derail Traditional Oil and Gas Regulations

December 11, 2015 Keystone Politics
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PA GOP Using Budget to Derail Traditional Oil and Gas Regulations – Keystone Politics

Did some big environmental setbacks just get horse-traded for Republican budget votes?

A Fiscal Code amendment that randomly showed up over the summer, which would effectively derail the Department of Environmental Protection’s ongoing process for writing new traditional oil and gas regulations, has now returned in both the House and Senate versions of the budget, reports Dave Hess.

Other changes would give the state legislature more time to delay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and cut $15 million from the Growing Greener program…


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