Rader to Host Legislative Hearing on Frequent Power Outages

 

8/6/2018

WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Monroe County to hear from emergency responders, local government officials and utility companies about frequent power outages, storm response and electric infrastructure concerns.

Testifiers will discuss the serious implications of these outages and what can be done to better prepare and improve the reliability of Pennsylvania’s electrical infrastructure. The hearing will be hosted by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) and led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin).

WHO: Benninghoff, Rader and legislators from across the state.

Testifiers will include: Chris Barrett, Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau; Supervisor Chuck Gould, Chestnuthill Township; Chief Christopher Wagner
Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department; Mike Wisniewski, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company; Vice Chairman Andrew Place, Public Utility Commission; Dave Cooper, Met-Ed; and Dave Quier, PPL.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: Tobyhanna Township Municipal Building, 105 Gov. Center Way, Pocono Pines, PA 18350

WATCH LIVE: Barring technical difficulties, the hearing will be live-streamed at  PaGOPPolicy.com.

Media contact: Morgan Wagner, 717.773.3266, mwagner@pahousegop.com