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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 11, 2022 11:58 AM
From: Representative Steven R. Malagari
To: All House members
Subject: Hydrogen Hub - Southeastern Pennsylvania
As you know, President Biden recently signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will allocate funding to strengthen transportation systems, expand access to broadband, and provide support for various environmental initiatives.
One important aspect of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is its investment of roughly $60 billion in the transmission of clean energy. Some of this money will be used to create a Grid Deployment Authority, which will oversee research and development of advanced transmission and electricity distribution technologies, as well as demonstration projects and research hubs for next generation technologies, such as clean hydrogen.
Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, $8 billion in funding will be provided over five years for the establishment of four regional hubs for the production of clean hydrogen. The geographic diversity requirement of this law provides for at least two hubs to be located in regions of the United States with the greatest natural gas resources. Given that Pennsylvania is the second largest producer of natural gas in the United States and that the Southeastern Pennsylvania region is home to the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex, a major natural gas hub, I believe that this region would be an ideal location for the placement of a hydrogen hub.
Therefore, I will be introducing a resolution urging the Biden Administration and the United States Congress to designate the Southeastern Pennsylvania region of the Commonwealth as a hydrogen hub. This designation would help to bring new jobs and stimulate the economy of this region, as well as position Pennsylvania to be a leader of a new and growing alternative energy technology.
Please join me in support of this important measure.

Introduced as HR178