Republicans On House Committee OK Bill To Roll Back Environmental Protections From Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling, Legalize Road Dumping Of Drilling Wastewater

On May 4, Republicans on the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved and reported out  House Bill 1144 (Causer-R-Cameron) which would not only roll back environmental protection standards for conventional oil and gas wells, but would also make road dumping of drilling wastewater legal again.

The bill was reported out by a largely party-line vote– Republicans and one Democratic member supporting.

The bill now goes to the full House for action.

Gov. Wolf vetoed similar legislation in November [Read more here].

Above article taken from the PA Environmental digest. For more information on the above, go to http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=53060&SubjectID=http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=53060&SubjectID=

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