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Pa. S.B. 1100 Will Hurt More Than Help

June 20, 2011

I am really sorry I let this slip by while I was taking care of other things. Yes, like most of the people that read this blog, I was busy and missed it. However, on June 14 2011 the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 1100, entitled; An Act amending Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, imposing a natural gas impact fee and providing for a model zoning ordinance, and that’s the short title. It has been referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, May 16, 2011

SB 1100 is an amendment to Title 58 (Oil and Gas) Act. It forces local governments to choose between receiving revenues such as Impact Fees and adopting protective measures, and “punishes those that choose protective measures.” In other words by coming up with zoning ordinances to protect the municipality and the citizens of that municipality from the impact of Fracking, and the chemicals used in that practice they will cut themselves off from the funding of the impact fees.

In essence the amendment makes the elected officials choose between getting much needed monies for their municipalities because of a negative impact caused by Hydraulic Fracturing or ignore the health and welfare of their constituents.

I know that people have more important things to do than read a dry document. These amendments send you to many other bills to see what is being changed. This is why we elect and send people to the capital to do that and cover our butts. However, there are those that hope we don’t know what these bills mean, so that they can pad their own financial intere$t.

We need to read and understand what these bills mean. They are written so that the common man and woman don’t understand them. They are long and drawn out so that, they are very dry in the reading. One of the best example of this is “The Obama Healthcare Law”. Here is the link to Pennsylvania SB 1100 so that you can look at it and make up your own mind on the impact it is going to have on your life. I really believe, once you read it you will agree it hurts more than it helps.


One Comment leave one →
  1. William Berresford permalink
    November 24, 2011 9:32 am

    I need to read what I am supporting before I sign and place the information on Facebook.


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