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.