Public Hearing on Transportation Climate Initiative

 

JOINT HEARING

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee AND Senate Transportation Committee

January 29, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


“Impacts of Pennsylvania’s Participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative”

Opening Remarks (9:00 a.m.-9:05 a.m.):

  • Senator Gene Yaw, Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Senator Steven Santarsiero, Democratic Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Senator Kim Ward, Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator John Sabatina, Democratic Chair, Senate Transportation Committee 

Panel 1 (9:05 a.m.-9:45 a.m.):

Panel 2 (9:45 a.m.-10:25 a.m.):

Closing Remarks (10:25 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)

Additional Written Testimony

Brianna Esteves, Ceres

Nick Zuwaila-Rogers, Clean Air Council

John V. Kulik, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association

Leslie S. Richards, SEPTA

Safe Transportation of Crude Oil (and Other Energy Products) by Rail in Pennsylvania

Senate Transportation and Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committees

Joint Hearing – Tentative Itinerary

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:00am-11:30am, Keystone Building, PUC Room 1

“Safe Transportation of Crude Oil (and Other Energy Products) by Rail in Pennsylvania”


Opening Remarks: 9:00am-9:15am

  • Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., Republican Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator John N. Wozniak, Democratic Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator Gene Yaw, Republican Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Senator John T. Yudichak, Democratic Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Federal Perspective: 9:15am-9:25am

  • Honorable Gladys Brown (confirmed), Chairman, and Rodney Bender (confirmed), Transportation Division Manager, Pennsylvania Utility Commission, will offer testimony on the federal regulations that guide railroads

Commonwealth Perspective: 9:25am-9:45am

  •   Allen Zarembski (confirmed), Special Advisor to the Governor, Office of the Governor, will offer testimony on the Administration’s perspective as well as a brief background of the key issues related to the transportation of crude oil

Railroad Perspectives: 9:45am-10:20am

  • Rudy Husband (confirmed), Resident Vice President, Norfolk Southern, and Mr. Quintin KendallAttachment (confirmed), Vice President, CSX Transportation, will offer testimony on the safe transportation of crude oil and how the railroads are preparing for the new federal guidelines

Emergency Response Perspectives: 10:20am-10:55am

  • Robert Full (confirmed), Chief Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, as well as Honorable Scott Martin (confirmed), Lancaster County Commissioner, and Mr. Randy Gockley (confirmed), Director of Lancaster County’s Emergency Management Agency, will offer testimony on how the state and local governments, respectively, will address a potential derailment

Energy Perspectives: 10:55am-11:15am

  • Elisabeth Treseder (confirmed), Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute, and Mr. Philip Rinaldi (confirmed), Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, will discuss the benefits and economic impacts of the transportation of crude oil at the macro- and micro-level, respectively

Closing Remarks: 11:15am-11:30am

  • Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., Republican Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator John N. Wozniak, Democratic Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator Gene Yaw, Republican Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Senator John T. Yudichak, Democratic Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Written Testimony:

Sierra Club of Chester County