Public hearing to discuss SB 284 – bonding of solar and wind installations



Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

AND Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Senator Vogel, Majority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Senator Yaw, Majority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy
Senator Schwank, Minority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Senator Comitta, Minority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Thomas B. Murphy, Director | Testimony
Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Penn State Cooperative Extension

9:25 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

David Althoff, Jr., Director | Testimony
Energy Programs Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Doug Wolfgang, Director
Bureau of Farmland Preservation
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Cheryl Cook, Deputy Secretary
Market Development
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture


9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Darrin Youker, Director | Testimony
State Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.             

Scott Elias, Senior Manager | Testimony
Mid-Atlantic State Affairs
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Craig Sundstrom, Director | Testimony
Government and Regulatory Affairs
RWE Renewables Americas, LLC

10:40 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Additional Testimony:

Tom Newhart of Mt. Joy | Testimony

Jim Welty, Marcellus Shale Coalition | Testimony

Public hearing on Foreign Influence on Natural Gas Development in PA

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
NOB, Hearing Room #1


Foreign Influence on Natural Gas Development in PA

10:00 AM Opening Comments

Presenter Bios

10:10 AM

Thomas B. Murphy, Director
Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

10:35 AM

Kevin J. Mooney, Reporter
The Daily Signal

11:00 AM

Thomas J. Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

11:25 AM

Closing Comments

11:35 AM


Written Testimony:

Scott Blanchard, StateImpact Pennsylvania editor

Kenneth L. Stiles, Blacksburg, PA

Grant Oliphant, The Heinz Endowments

Public Hearing on Flooding and Emergency Response

Joint Public Hearing

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


9:00 AM       Opening Comments

9:05 AM
Statewide Impacts
Department of Environmental Protection
Honorable Patrick McDonnell, Secretary

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Rick Flinn, Jr., Director                                  

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Andy Shiels, Director of Bureau of Fisheries                              

9:45 AM
Countywide Impacts
Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services
Matt Brown, Chief

Dauphin County Department of Public Safety
Stephen Libhart, Director & Emergency Management Coordinator

Bradford County Conservation District
Mike Lovegreen, Conservation District Operations Specialist             

10:25 AM
Local Impacts
Borough of West Pittston (Luzerne)
Tom Blaskiewicz, Mayor

City of Meadville (Crawford)
Andy Walker, City Manager

Borough of Etna (Allegheny)
Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

11:00 AM       Adjourn

To Consider SB 799 and SR 168

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Off the Floor
in the Rules Room

Consideration of SB 799 and SR 168

Chesapeake Bay Strategies

Joint Hearing

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee
Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1
9:30 a.m.



  9:30 AM       Opening Comments

  9:35 AM       State Government

Department of Agriculture
Russell Redding, Secretary
Joint Testimony of Russell Redding and Patrick McDonnell

Department of Environmental Protection
Patrick McDonnell, Acting Secretary
Joint Testimony of Russell Redding and Patrick McDonnell

10:05 AM       Chesapeake Bay Commission

Ann Swanson, Executive Director
Marel King, Pennsylvania Director
Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3

10:20 AM       Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director

10:35AM        Agricultural Community

Penn Ag Industries Association
Christian Herr, Executive Vice President of Penn Ag Industries

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Joel Rotz, Senior Director State Government Affairs

11:00 AM       Research and Local Outreach

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts
Brenda Shambaugh, Executive Director

Penn State College of Ag Sciences
Richard Roush, Dean
Additional Testimony

11:25AM        Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

John Brosious, Deputy Director

11:40 AM       Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions

Michael J. McCloskey, CEO of Select Milk Producers

11:55 AM       Adjourn

Additional Written Testimony: