December 7, 2011

Senate Committee Moves Marcellus Shale Bill. The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported out the House Marcellus bill- House Bill 1950- after amending the bill to gut the existing language and insert the provisions of Senate-passed Senate Bill 1100.
Senators said they took the action to move the process along. They also said there is no agreement yet on provisions of a Marcellus bill between the Senate, House and Governor's Office.
Sen. Scarnati said the Senate would not be adding any session days in December unless there was an agreement. The Senate is set to adjourn next Wednesday for the year.