|Posted:||January 31, 2013 11:48 AM|
|From:||Representative Scott Conklin|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Legislation Providing for a Telephone Number to Report Suspected Violations of Oil and Gas Laws (Formerly HB1631)|
|In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation that would establish a statewide toll-free telephone number for the reporting of suspected violations of oil and gas laws.
Specifically, this legislation would require that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) establish a telephone hotline, 1-855-CALL-4GAS, through which any suspected oil or gas violations could be reported.
DEP currently provides telephone numbers for the reporting of emergencies and general violations. However, there is not a singular, easily accessible telephone number through which all Pennsylvania residents are able to report possible violations of oil and gas laws, such as those relating to the extraction of oil and natural gas.
I invite your co-sponsorship of this important legislation.
Previous Co-Sponsors: BOBACK, CALTAGIRONE, COHEN, DONATUCCI, FABRIZIO, FREEMAN, GOODMAN, HALUSKA, HARKINS, KORTZ, KULA, MAHONEY, MAJOR, MIRABITO, MULLERY, MURPHY, MURT, PASHINSKI, , READSHAW, STURLA, THOMAS, WHITE
Introduced as HB881