PPA Welcomes 6 New Association Members In April
PPA would like to highlight the following new members joining the association in April — Apex Companies, LLC: Apex Companies, LLC provides responsive due diligence….

Update On SB 435, HB 1285 – Expanding Electric, Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure
PPA has been engaged in the process of communicating with the appropriate Committee chairs and other key legislators regarding our opposition to the bills that have been introduced that would permit utilities to expand electric and natural gas vehicle infrastructure and recover their costs from ratepayers….

PA Senate Republicans Move Bill To Require General Assembly Approval To Regulate Carbon Emissions
A bill that would prohibit a Governor from joining multistate programs that would implement carbon cap and trade programs without legislative approval was voted out of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on April 27….

Recognizing April POMPAC Contributors
The PPA Political Action Committee would like to recognize POMPAC contributions from the following individuals in April….

Chester County Fuel Dealers Association Donates $10,000 to PPA Training Program
The Chester County Fuel Dealers Association recently approved a $10,000 donation of NORA funding to be earmarked by the PPA for the ongoing expansion of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC)….

Renewal Of Expiring Annual HAZMAT Registration Certificates Due By July 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) online portal for annual HAZMAT registration opens May 1, 2021….

SB 382 Blocking Bridge Tolling Proposal Passes Senate, Now Goes To House
A bill that would have the net effect of blocking a proposal pushed by PennDOT to toll nine interstate highway bridges passed the Senate by a 28-19 vote last week….

EMA Urges DOE, DHS, FMCSA to Address Problems Related To Winter Storm, Driver Shortage
Over the past two months, EMA has been in frequent communication with DOE, DOT and DHS regarding lingering distribution problems in some parts of the South primarily caused by the dramatic winter storm in Texas….

Biden Administration Issues Proposal To Ban Menthol Cigarettes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday the agency plans to propose new rules to adopt product standards to remove menthol from cigarettes and remove characterizing flavor additives from cigars….

Congressional Democrats Introduce Bill To Increase Tobacco Taxes
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and several other lawmakers….

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Validity Of Small Refinery Exemptions From The RFS
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week to determine whether small refineries can claim they are exempt from ethanol and biodiesel blending mandates under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)….

Congressional Update: American Families Plan; Infrastructure Plan; Clean Energy Tax Code Changes
In his first address to the Joint Session of Congress April 28, President Biden announced the second of his two-part infrastructure proposal….

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Feud Over Nominations Escalates; New Voting Districts Deadlock; How To Spend Federal Aid?
In a few short weeks, the Senate, House and Gov. Wolf will face a July 1 deadline to put together a final state budget….


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