Dean to hold Policy Committee hearing on Marcellus Shale Severance Tax Friday in Abington

HARRISBURG, May 30 – State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, today announced she will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing about a possible Marcellus Shale severance tax 10 a.m. Friday, June 2 at the Abington School District Administration Building, 970 Highland Ave., Abington.

Dean requested the hearing because she is continuing work on legislation that would implement a Marcellus Shale severance tax.

The current agenda is:

10 a.m.            Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:10 a.m.      Panel One:

•           Pedro Rivera, secretary, PA Department of Education

•           Dennis Davin, secretary, PA Department of Community and Economic Development

•           Scott Perry, deputy secretary for Oil and Gas, PA Department of Environmental Protection

10:50 a.m.      Panel Two:

•           Rob Altenburg, director, PennFuture Energy Center

•           Jim Wylie, Southeastern PA group chair, Sierra Club – PA Chapter

11:20 a.m.      Closing remarks