Monday, January 24, 2011

An Eyecatcher in the PA House

This past week when committee assignments were given to incoming House Reps for the 2011-12 session, the House Environmental and Energy Committee only has one member from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Rep. Mike Carroll, D-118, Hughestown, is the region's sole representative on the 25-member House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, the springboard for legislation dealing with protecting water supplies from drilling activities, severance taxes or impact fees on natural gas production and boosting development of the deep gas pockets in the Marcellus Shale formation.

The whole region has been a hotbed of activity for the entire gas industry and one representative out of a 25-member committee is from the region.

Read the whole Robert Swift article here.

Ask no questions, no one will tell a lie.

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