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Natural Gas Caucus

Information about the bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, Co-Chaired by U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Gene Green (D-TX), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Jim Costa (D-CA).

During the 115th Congress, U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Gene Green (D-TX), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Jim Costa (D-CA) will be co-chairs of the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, a bipartisan effort to educate Members of Congress and the American people about the importance of natural gas as a domestic energy resource, its role in meeting the nation's energy demand and in attaining energy security.

“The United States has been witnessing an energy revolution through which natural gas development is offering economic growth, lower energy costs, and a vastly expanded energy resource base. The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus will serve as a forum to educate Members of Congress and the public on the growing importance of natural gas in meeting the nation’s energy needs and explore the policy challenges that must be leveraged for American consumers and domestic industries to continue benefiting from this abundant, low-cost energy source.” - Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), Natural Gas Caucus Co-Chairman.

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September 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed  Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s H.R. 3881, the Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015, which reaffirms the rights of mineral owners in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). The measure was approved by a vote of 395 to 3.  

August 29, 2016 Press Release

Bellefonte, PA –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), in a letter sent Friday, Aug. 26, expressed concern about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Zero Discharge” rule, which is intended to prevent wastewater from unconventional oil and gas wells from being treated at publically-owned treatment facilities.  In the letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Thompson joined with U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3) to express concerns that the regulations, as written, would also affect the treatment of wastewater from traditional conventional oil and gas wells.

June 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05), co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus,  released the following statement in response to the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessment that hydraulic fracturing poses no ‘widespread, systemic’ harm to drinking water:

December 12, 2013 In The News

"We lost a lot of our manufacturing jobs after World War II, up through the '60s and early '70s. We have the capability now, with the affordable energy supply in shale gas, to be able to regenerate those jobs again...

 
 
 
November 27, 2013 Blog
Beneath the rolling pastures and woodland of western Pennsylvania, a corner of Appalachia dotted with Victorian main streets and white church steeples, a radical shift is under way...
November 21, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today voted to support the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900), which would expedite...
September 3, 2013 Blog
On July 29, 2013, the bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by U.S. Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Gene Green (D-TX)...
July 26, 2013 Press Release
The bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Gene Green (D-TX), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Jim Costa (D-CA), today convened a congressional field hearing at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in...
July 19, 2013 Press Release
The bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Gene Green (D-TX), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Jim Costa (D-CA), today announced plans to hold a field hearing, “Natural Gas Field Hearing...