State Representative Jay Livingstone recently signed on to a letter requesting that certain considerations be made in the upcoming omnibus energy legislation anticipated to hit the House floor this Summer. The bill is being prepared by the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy and the committee’s House chairman, Rep. Tom Golden as well as the House Committee on Ways and Means and the committee’s chairman, Rep. Brian Dempsey. The letter, circulated by Representatives Lori Erhlich and Tricia Farley-Bouvier, was signed by over 60 Representatives from across the State and outlines a variety suggestions about what the bill should cover including:
- No publicly funded gas pipeline projects
- Meaningful offshore wind development
- Fixing our leaking gas distribution system
- Consumer and Environmental protections in Large-Scale Hydropower development
Representative Livingstone signed another letter last month against electricity rate payer financing on natural gas pipelines. That letter can be found HERE.
“I am excited and encouraged to see what the Chairmen, The Speaker, and their hard working staff will produce for the omnibus energy bill this session,” Representative Livingstone said. “My hope is to see a bill that reflects the Commonwealth’s efforts to move away from a dependency on Natural Gas and shift towards clean energy options like hydro and wind.”
View the letter in its entirety below:[gview file=”http://www.livingstonedispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/FINAL-Omnibus-Energy-Priorities-Sign-on-Letter.pdf”]