Spurring Energy-Related Jobs In PA Through Marcellus Works

Thanks to the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, Pennsylvania has the opportunity to grow the economy and encourage the development and growth of small businesses and the much-needed jobs they will bring in the clean-energy market.

The full House will consider a package of bills known as “Marcellus Works,” which aims to create jobs by increasing the use of clean natural gas. The “Marcellus Works” plan includes the following bills

  • House Bill 301 (Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York County) creates tax credits for private fleet vehicles in order to lessen the cost of converting to natural gas vehicles.
  • House Bill 302 (Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams County) creates a grant program available to smaller mass transit agencies to support the transition to natural gas buses.
  • House Bill 303 (Rep. Kathy Watson, R-Bucks County) creates a revolving loan program available to large mass transit agencies to support the transition to natural gas buses.
  • House Bill 305 (Rep. Gordon Denlinger, R-Lancaster County) creates a natural gas corridor tax credit to encourage the construction of natural gas fueling stations along travel corridors (I-76, I-78, I-79, I-80, I-81, and I-83).
  • House Bill 306 (Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford County) dedicates the Alternative Fuel Incentive Fund to provide grants to municipalities, schools and the private sector for the purchase of natural gas vehicles.
  • House Bill 307 (Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Westmoreland County) repeals California Air Resources Board (CARB) section 2030 to eliminate costly duplication of EPA and CARB certifications for natural gas vehicles.
  • House Bill 308 (Saylor) establishes the Keystone Vehicle Program and amends the Air Pollution Control Act to provide definitions and the disposition of revenues.
  • House Bill 309 (Rep. Seth Grove, R-York County) establishes a three-year program, the Natural Gas Vehicle Tax Credit, to provide incentives for Pennsylvania businesses to purchase heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.
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