PA Bills Establish Incentives for Fossil-Fuel Vehicles While Eliminating Hybrids and EVs

Senator Gene Yaw of northeastern PA is at it again! Promoting climate changing fossil fuels, while kneecapping renewables. He’s joined by another political shill for the Oil & Gas industry from western PA, Senator Camera Bartolotta. Here’s the latest:

Bills Establishing Incentives for Using Fossil-Fueled Vehicles Introduced in the House, Senate; Eliminates Support for Hybrid, Electric Vehicles

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 7, 2022

A two-bill package has been introduced in the House and Senate to establish new incentives for the use of fossil-fueled vehicles– rebranded as “low emission transportation fuels”–  and eliminating rebates and grants for hybrid and electric vehicles.

One set of bills amends the Alternative Fuels Incentive Act to eliminate incentives for hybrid and electric vehicles and replace them with incentives for “low emission transportation fuels”– natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane, hydrogen, biomass and other fossil fuels– Senate Bill 1339 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) and House Bill 2870 (Guzman-D-Berks).

[BOB’S NOTE: Those from western Pennsylvania will also notice Camera Bartolotta as a sponsor of both Senate Bills]

The other set of bills adds natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane– rebranding them as “low emission transportation fuels” to the “biofuel” program under the Biofuel Development And Instate Production Act Program– Senate Bill 1338 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) and House Bill 2871 (Gleim-R-Cumberland). 

The sponsors said they introduced the bills– “to create a new definition of low carbon fuels that will include “Renewable Natural Gas” (RNG).  RNG is a fuel derived from clean waste that is safe to use in all of the same applications as natural gas, including as a transportation fuel for school buses, transit systems, garbage trucks and many other applications.”

But obviously, that’s not all they do.

[Posted: October 7, 2022]  PA Environment Digest | Source

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Digging deeper on political contributions to these two Pennsylvania Republicans, we see lots of money from oil and gas producers, processors, providers, pipeline companies, landfills, and those who build gas plants:
Gene Yaw key donors (Source)
  • $3,000 – Marathon Petroleum Corp Employees PAC (Mpac)
  • $2,500 – Coterra Energy Inc PAC
  • $2,500 – Monroe Energy LLC PAC
  • $2,000 – Range Resources Energy Independence PAC
  • $1,500 – Chesapeake Energy Corp Fed PAC
  • $1,500 – NFG Papac National Fuel Gas
  • $1,000 – Diversified Gas & Oil Corp PAC
  • $1,000 – EQT Corp PAC
  • $1,000 – ExxonMobil PAC
  • $1,000 – NiSource Inc PAC
  • $500 – Energy Transfer Employee Mgmt Co PAC (Energy Transfer PAC)
  • $500 – PA Propane Gas Assoc PAC
  • $500 – Pennsylvania Coal PAC
  • $500 – Waste Management Employees Better Govt Fund
Camera Bartolotta key donors (Source)
  • $25,000 – Local 0449 Steamfitters Union PAC
  • $11,000 – Local 0420 Steamfitters Union Cope Com
  • $3,500 – Marathon Petroleum Corp Employees PAC (Mpac)
  • $2,500 – Consol Energy, Inc PAC
  • $2,500 – Enbridge-Dcp PAC
  • $2,000 – Range Resources Energy Independence PAC
  • $1,500 – Chesapeake Energy Corp Fed PAC
  • $1,500 – NFG Papac National Fuel Gas
  • $1,000 – CNX Resources Corp PAC (Cnx PAC)
  • $1,000 – Energy Transfer Employee Mgmt Co PAC (Energy Transfer PAC)
  • $1,000 – EQT Corp State PAC
  • $1,000 – ExxonMobil Corp PAC (ExxonMobil PAC)
  • $1,000 – NiSource Inc PAC
  • $1,000 – UGI Utilities Inc PAC
  • $1,000 – UGI Utilities Inc/ugi Energy Services LLC PAC
  • $500 – Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil Coalition PAC
  • $500 – PA Oil Marketers PAC (Pompac)
Friends of Camera Bartolotta key donors (Source)
  • $9,500 – Local 0420 Steamfitters Union Cope Com
  • $2,500 – Intl Brotherhood Boilermakers 154
  • $1,500 – Chesapeake Energy Corp Fed PAC
  • $1,500 – NFG Papac National Fuel Gas
  • $1,000 – Marathon Petroleum Corp Employees PAC (Mpac)
  • $1,000 – Range Resources Energy Independence PAC
  • $1,000 – UGI Utilities Inc PAC

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