Committee Votes to Halt Implementation of Problematic Oil and Gas Regulations While Solution Worked Out
HARRISBURG -- With a bipartisan voice, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today voted to approve a concurrent resolution to stop implementation of oil and gas drilling regulations because they appear to be at odds with both legislative intent and recent Supreme Court decisions.

Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny/Washington), chairman of the committee, observed, “Today's action starts a clock which, I hope, is an opportunity for good faith discussions to sort out important issues.”

Pennsylvania's Regulatory Review Act provides for legislative oversight of regulations at the end of each process to ensure that regulations are consistent with statutory law.

Representative John Maher
40th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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