Everett Appointed Chair on Energy Committee
Rep. Garth Everett (R- Lycoming) has been named minority chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee by Republican Leader Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney).
“Most of the in-depth discussion and research we do on legislation is done at the committee level, and even more so at the subcommittee level,” Everett said. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to help lead this discussion, especially on issues that directly affect my constituents.”
Everett, a Muncy borough resident, has already been actively serving on the House Environmental Resources and Energy committee since being elected to the House in 2007. This session, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hopes to look at issues relating to the Marcellus Shale, electric rate increases, ways to continue to decrease the state’s dependence upon foreign sources of oil and increasing its own home-grown energy resources.
“Garth has been on the forefront of energy issues, such as the Marcellus Shale, since he was elected,” said Rep. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Butler), Republican Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. “He has great ideas and he will be an asset to the committee by serving as the Subcommittee Chairman on Energy.”
In addition to his work on the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Everett is also serving on the Game and Fisheries and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
Everett is serving his second term representing the 84th District in Lycoming County.