Senators demand better agency oversight for pipeline safety

Senators demand better agency oversight for pipeline safety

Lawmakers shared concerns about the lack of regulation for ongoing and future pipeline projects in Pennsylvania during Tuesday’s joint hearing with the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.


“We have to protect our citizens,” Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) said. “Safety is paramount.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Senate positions redistricting vehicle bill, as amici pile on to US Supreme Court stay petition

Senate positions redistricting vehicle bill, as amici pile on to US Supreme Court stay petition

The Senate State Government Committee on Monday unanimously advanced a vehicle bill for any redistricting plan that may or may not be agreed to in the coming days.

 

The positioning of the bill on Monday was said to be important due to the tight timeline given by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the order they issued just a week ago giving the General Assembly until February 9, 2018, to get to the governor a new map based on the criteria used for the drawing of state legislative districts, in order to prevent the court from using a newly-appointed special master to draw a court-approved map based on non-partisan criteria.

Monday, January 29, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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DEP suspends Mariner East II pipeline project

DEP suspends Mariner East II pipeline project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has suspended Sunoco’s permit to build out the Mariner East II pipeline after repeated violations following the restart of the project in August following a prior temporary suspension.

 

According to the order, issued by DEP on Wednesday, the suspension will last until Sunoco can prove to DEP that it has implemented policies to remedy permit violations.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

The Senate State Government Committee Tuesday advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) that would reform the way the Office of Lieutenant Governor is filled by making the position one chosen by a party’s candidate for governor to run as a ticket, as opposed to the current method of having the office independently elected.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Education Savings Account bill put on hold in advance of anticipated committee personnel change

Education Savings Account bill put on hold in advance of anticipated committee personnel change

With the Senate Education Committee expecting a change in membership, the committee declined to take up a previously scheduled vote on Senate Bill 2 Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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