YORK- Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) today announced that his resolution urging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy to end their states’ policies banning the construction of any new natural gas pipelines passed in the state House by a vote of 134-64.
Policies in New York and New Jersey banning the construction of new natural gas pipelines has walled off Pennsylvania natural gas from accessing markets in New England. As a result, New England states often must rely on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) imports from foreign nations, which within the past five years has included Russia.
“Anti-energy policies from President Joe Biden down to blue-state governors resulted in increased costs to consumers, but they also mean that we as a country are helping to finance Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war on Ukraine through oil and natural gas imports,” said Saylor. “It’s unconscionable and outright shameful.
“Pennsylvania is the second-largest natural gas producing state in the nation and stands ready to meet the demands of consumers in New England and elsewhere. That customers in New England end up paying more to import LNG from other countries is a shame and totally avoidable.”
Resent news articles have pointed out the fact that customers in New England states are paying four times the rate for natural gas that customers in Mid-Atlantic states are paying.
Copies of the resolution will now be transmitted to Hochul and Murphy.
Representative Stan Saylor
94th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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