Governor Tom Corbett today thanked members of the Senate for advancing House Bill 1950, a comprehensive Marcellus Shale bill, to the House of Representatives.
"I thank Senator Scarnati and his colleagues for their strong leadership on this issue," Corbett said. "This is a significant step forward toward finalizing a strong and sensible Marcellus Shale legislative package."
In October, Corbett outlined his Marcellus Shale proposal, which followed the work of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission and includes a plan to help create thousands of jobs for Pennsylvania residents, to enhance protection of our natural resources, and to move the Commonwealth toward energy independence.
"While productive discussions are ongoing and continue to resolve the various issues related to Marcellus Shale, today's action reaffirms the strong commitment of the Senate to achieve our common goals of safe and responsible natural gas development in Pennsylvania," Corbett said.