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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 8, 2016 11:44 AM
From: Senator Guy Reschenthaler
To: All Senate members
Subject: Keeping Pennsylvania Competitive: Coordinating with National Methane Emissions Standards
In the near future, I intend to re-introduce legislation that would ensure that the regulation of methane emissions in Pennsylvania is consistent with those standards adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Over the past year, the EPA has announced several significant new regulatory requirements to control methane emissions. However, efforts in Pennsylvania to expand standards and requirements beyond those mandated by the federal government continue to place our state at a competitive economic disadvantage. These actions harm job creation and discourage capital investment across the Commonwealth, all while providing little if any tangible environmental benefit for our communities.

Pennsylvania job creators and those in our communities that depend on them would benefit significantly from avoiding a duplicative, confusing, and costly patchwork of standards.

Please join me as we work towards protecting the environment and public health while promoting efficient and job-friendly policies that move Pennsylvania forward.

This legislation was formerly introduced as Senate Bill 1327, and previous co-sponsors include: Senators Argall, Bartolotta, White, Alloway, Vogel, Stefano, Yaw, Wagner, and Hutchinson.

Please contact my office with any questions at 717-787-5839.

Introduced as SB175