PA House Passes Bill Restoring Sanity to Enviro Regulations

Last year the Pennsylvania House of Representatives debated and voted to approve a slate of five bills aimed at fixing not only the slowmo way the DEP approves shale permits, but also roll back some of the egregious regulatory overreach that now exists in PA (see PA House Passes 5 Bills to Fix Broken DEP, Environuts React). That vote alarmed and angered Big Green and its supporters. Ultimately the Senate did not vote on the bills, and they died. This year those same bills in various forms have reappeared. Yesterday the full PA House voted to approve one of those bills–House Bill (HB) 1055.

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