Legislators to Accept Testimony on the Impact of Drilling Ban
WHAT: State lawmakers will accept testimony on the potential impact of a permanent drilling ban being proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at a legislative hearing in Waymart.

Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), the hearing will feature testimony from local elected officials, residents and community leaders. Testifiers will discuss the impact such a ban would have on the region’s jobs, economy and access to affordable, domestic energy.

WHO: Benninghoff, Fritz and legislators from across the state.

Testifiers will include: Brian Smith, Wayne County commissioner; Jim Barbour, Susquehanna County Farm Bureau; Vince Phillips, Pennsylvania State Grange and Pennsylvania Septage Management Association; Debbie Gillette, Chamber of the Northern Poconos; Thomas Shepstone, Shepstone Management Company; Tim Riefler, Wayne County farmer; Anthony Ventello, Progress Authority; and Ned Lang, Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: PARC Pavilion, Camp Ladore, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart

Media contact: Morgan Wagner, mwagner@pahousegop.com

News Advisory
PA House Majority Policy Committee

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