Governor Tom Corbett is pleased to see legislative movement on the Marcellus Shale bill, House Bill 1950, and commends the House Finance Committee on today's 15-to-10 vote that sent it to the full House of Representatives.
"I applaud House Finance Committee members for moving this important measure,'' Corbett said. "This bill contains many of the provisions contained in our proposal, and I am pleased to see the legislature working toward a final bill."
In early October, Corbett outlined his plans to implement numerous recommendations of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, including changes to enhance environmental standards, an impact fee, and a plan to help move Pennsylvania toward energy independence.
Today's action by the House panel is an important step in the process, Corbett said, adding that he looks forward to continued discussions with the General Assembly that will lead to a strong and sensible Marcellus Shale package.