Monday, March 28, 2011

New environment and energy legislation in Pennsylvania

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal
Four environmental and energy bills, recently introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate, address drinking water, oil and gas enforcement and penalties, county solid waste and recycling tonnage fees and non-coal surface mining inspections and penalties.

To view any of the bills below, left-click on the bill number.


SB 859 (McIlhinney) Amends the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act to further provide for safe drinking water, for definitions, for powers and duties of the Department of Environmental Protection and for civil and criminal penalties.
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 22, 2011


SB 600 (Ward) Amends the Oil and Gas Act, further providing for enforcement orders
and for civil penalties.
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 23, 2011 [Senate]


SB 863 (Costa) Amends the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act to allow counties to impose a fee of up to $4 per ton for solid waste management and planning.

Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 22, 2011 [Senate]


SB 898 (Tomlinson) Amends the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, further providing for temporary cessation and for local ordinances
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 25, 2011 [Senate]

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