Update On Senate Bill 275

The PPA has previously reported on Senate Bill 275 which was introduced by Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) to establish the State would have the legal authority in regards to the regulation of energy matters in the Commonwealth.

Under the provisions of this bill, municipalities and counties would be preempted from adopting their own energy ordinances.

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and the Senate Local Government Committee is hosting a joint public hearing on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to consider SB 275.

There have been reports of local governments in other states proposing to ban fossil fuels in their jurisdictions to address climate change concerns.

The PPA has submitted written testimony indicating its strong support of the bill. Some environment and municipal government organizations are opposing the measure.

We are now asking our membership to contact your local State Senator to support this bill.

Please Click Here to quickly and easily contact your Senator in support of this legislation.

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