House members voted 139 to 46 on Thursday in favor of the proposed Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit program.
The bill would provide a nickel-per-gallon credit for methane purchased and used by large facilities located within Pennsylvania, the nation's No. 2 natural gas-producing state behind Texas. The measure targets production of ammonia, methanol and urea.
Supporters describe it as a way to fuel economic development, create good-paying jobs and attract customers for the state's natural gas industry.
Opponents framed it as a taxpayer giveaway to the fossil fuels industry.
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