Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

According to a poll released Wednesday by American Petroleum Institute-PA, Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly disapprove of the concept of a consumer-funded nuclear bailout.

While there currently is no specific legislation introduced to create such a bailout, API spokesperson Michael Tadeo said the organization wanted to get out ahead of the issue.

 

“We wanted to inform members of the statehouse as they return in September that voters in the state are against this,” he said. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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GOP-sponsored severance tax bills vetted by committee without clear end game

GOP-sponsored severance tax bills vetted by committee without clear end game

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held an informational meeting Monday to learn more about two proposals to tax natural gas extracts sponsored by Republican House members.

The bills are House Bill 82 introduced by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and House Bill 1536 introduced by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks).

Monday, February 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Industry complaints abound in ongoing process to update Pennsylvania’s oil and gas regulations

Industry complaints abound in ongoing process to update Pennsylvania’s oil and gas regulations

Despite assertions to the contrary by DEP Sec. John Quigley Wednesday, those from the oil and gas industry say they have both substantive and procedural concerns about the department’s ongoing efforts to revise Chapter 78 and Chapter78a regulations that directly affect oil and gas production.

“We have not gotten substantive comments,” Sec. Quigley said of complaints lodged against the formation of the new regulations. “This agency has done this the right way, we have split the regulations, we have taken into account the distinct needs of the conventional community, we are addressing the larger questions of unconventional of natural gas development.”

He added what the department is proposing in the new regulations is “balanced, incremental, reasonable, and absolutely necessary based upon data and the facts on the ground.”

While he said he understands that no regulated community likes additional regulations, which are likely as the revision process continues, “a plain reading of what we are proposing shows that it is incremental, balanced, and very, very reasonable.”

Those comments were met with a stark reaction from the oil and gas industry, who told The PLS Reporter that they have made complaints—both procedural and substantive—about the updated regulations throughout the revision process.

Thursday, November 5, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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