PA House Republicans Name Oil & Gas Advocate Rep. Martin Causer Chair Of House Environmental Committee
On January 26, House Republican leader Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced the appointment of Republican Committee Chairs— Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron) was named Republican Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
“Now more than ever, Pennsylvania’s role as an energy producer is vital to the future of our Commonwealth and our nation,” Rep. Causer said. “I look forward to advancing policies that will grow our energy industry and opposing those that seek to crush it.”
In addition to his work as Republican ERE chairman, Rep. Causer was also reappointed to the DCED Pennsylvania Grade Crude [Oil] Development Advisory Council, on which he has served since its creation under Act 52 of 2016.
The council was created to advise and assist the state Department of Environmental Protection to prevent overregulation of the conventional oil and gas industry, and to develop a plan to increase production of Pennsylvania grade crude.
Rep. Causer was also appointed to serve on the Environmental Quality Board, a 20-member board which is responsible for reviewing and giving final approval to Department of Environmental Protection regulations.