PPA Response To The Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI)
In these challenging days we hope you and your families are healthy and safe. We’re sure you are focusing attention on how COVID-19 and its aftermath will impact those close to you and your businesses….

PennDOT Extends Driver Licenses To July 31; Vehicle Registrations NOT Be Extended
On June 25, PennDOT again extended the expiration dates for driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through July 31, 2020, have been extended until July 31, 2020….

FMCSA Extends Waiver For Expiring CDL Licenses, Learner’s Permits, Driver Medical Certificates
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a three-month extension of the emergency waiver validating expiring commercial driver licenses (CDL), commercial learner’s permits (CLP), and driver medical qualification certificates that expires on June 30th….

PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion Policy For CDL Driver HAZMAT Training
The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced an extension of the agency’s March 24, 2020 enforcement discretion policy (waiver) regarding reoccurring hazardous material training and testing requirements for CDL drivers….

Free Webinar June 30 On Obtaining USDA Higher Blend Infrastructure Incentive Grants
Petroleum marketers interested in applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Higher Blend Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grant can join a free webinar on June 30 detailing the benefits of the program and providing important tips on the grant application process….

U.S. House Democrats Expected To Vote On Expanded Infrastructure Bill
Last week, House Democrats released a 2,309 page infrastructure bill known as “The Moving Forward Act” (H.R.2) totaling $1.5 trillion….

Outline Of Another Possible Federal COVID-19 Relief Package
There are many moving parts for the next federal COVID-19 Relief Package. The big sticking points of the next COVID-19 relief package….

U.S. House Democrats Release Energy Tax Incentives Package
Last week, U.S. House Democrats released their energy tax incentives proposal known as the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now Act (GREEN Act, H.R. 7330) which is similar to the energy tax provisions included in the Democrats’ infrastructure legislation….

New Study Provides Detailed Information On Local, State, Regional Electrification Conversion Programs
A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides comprehensive data from 23 state and regional programs promoting space heating electrification conversions….

PMAA Urges Congress To Maintain NOL Tax Changes
Last Monday, PMAA joined the National Mining Association and other associations in a letter to encourage the Senate Finance Committee to maintain the CARES Act provision concerning net operating losses (NOL) despite efforts to change that provision….

PA Attorney General Releases Grand Jury Report Detailing Failures In Regulating Shale Gas Industry
On June 25, Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a Grand Jury report detailing what he called the “systematic failure by government agencies in overseeing the fracking industry and fulfilling their responsibility to protect Pennsylvanians from the inherent risks of industry operations.”….

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: New House R Leadership, Everyone Goes Green, Not Gambling 
While other states are starting to roll back their efforts to reopen their economics, Gov. Wolf announced the last county in Pennsylvania would move from Yellow to Green on July 3….


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