Fritz Stands Behind ‘Energize PA Initiative’

Participants in an Energize PA presentation conducted on the June 14 at Gibson included (from left) Rep. Jonathan Fritz, Susquehanna County commissioners Alan Hall and Betsy Arnold, Curt Coccodrilli of USDA, Rep. Mike Turzai (at podium), Rep. Tina Pickett, Sen. Lisa Baker, Rep. Aaron Kauffer, Rep. Josh Kail, and Progress Authority executive director Tony Ventello.

Photos by Rick Hiduk / Submitted Article

Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) stood with his colleagues today as they held a press conference advocating for the House-led Energize PA initiative. This initiative is centered on redeveloping Pennsylvania’s infrastructure while also promoting employment and economic growth.

Through this initiative, we are looking to bring in and expand employment opportunities as well as allow our economy to continue to flourish,” said Fritz. “Thanks to affordable, abundant, clean-burning natural gas, Pennsylvania’s economic growth is being fueled by our very own natural resources.”

Fritz was the prime sponsor of Energize PA legislation, House Bill 1103, now Act 20 of 2019, which makes grants available to construct the last few miles of distribution lines to business parks and existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises, accelerate beneficial deployment of low-cost energy and results in the creation of new economic base jobs in the Commonwealth while providing access to natural gas for residents.

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