Pa. State Senators sound off on possible natural gas expansion moratorium

Pennsylvania Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The natural gas industry was front and center in the state capital rotunda on Wednesday.

State Senators supporting natural gas operations say they offer good-paying jobs and lower energy costs right at a time when heating bills this winter could be 45% higher than last winter. They also took aim at calls for a possible moratorium on expanding natural gas infrastructure.

“The repercussions of a moratorium will be felt by low and middle-income Pennsylvanians and manufacturers of critical goods who are faced with higher energy costs,” Senator Camera Bartolotta (R) said.

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Critics point out that natural gas operations have contaminated several waterways across Pennsylvania.

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