Separating Higher Energy Tax Fact from Fiction

This week, even more fact-based opinion pieces straightforwardly separate higher energy tax from fiction. As we know, massively higher energy taxes on natural gas will hurt our economy and jeopardize local jobs all while generating far less revenue than claimed and causing families to shoulder more burden. Here’s what they’re saying: Williamsport Sun-Gazette editorial The […]

MSC Talks Shale Benefits on PCN

MSC president Dave Spigelmyer highlighted the economic and environmental benefits of responsible shale development on PCN this week. In the interview and call-in segments, Spigelmyer also underscored the fact that higher energy taxes risk thousands of good-paying jobs and threaten our economic opportunity for the Commonwealth. Here’s more from the interview: On Pennsylvania’s manufacturing rebirth, […]

Shale Fuels Pa.’s Economic Resurgence

Throughout the entire Commonwealth, responsible shale development is fueling Pennsylvania’s economic revitalization. This clear fact is reflected, once again, in two new studies. Academics at both Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) examined shale’s broad economic benefits, including job creation, and the findings couldn’t be more encouraging. Washington County – home […]

MSC in York Dispatch: Tax on Drillers Would Jeopardize Jobs

A Feb. 14 editorial endorsing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal for higher taxes on natural gas production fundamentally fails to recognize the basic economic realities associated with capital investment and continued job growth. Despite the paper’s claims, higher energy taxes would squander a tremendous opportunity and jeopardize the small business and union jobs, as well as […]

New Carnegie Mellon Study Highlights Environmental, Economic Benefits of LNG

According to new a Carnegie Mellon University study – the first peer-reviewed paper of its kind – exporting clean-burning U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) “would help reduce global GHG emissions” and such policy will be “good for the climate.” This research follows a recently released White House Council of Economic Advisers report, which underscores the […]

MSC in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Severance Tax Ignores Shale Gas Market Realities

A recent column (“Pennsylvania Needs and Can Afford a Shale Gas Severance Tax,” Jan. 18 Forum) offers a false narrative about basic economic realities associated with new energy taxes, capital investment and continued job growth. These academics, who have collaborated with advocacy groups for new taxes on job creators, ignore the fact that shale development […]

20 Obama Administration Quotes About U.S. Shale

Tonight, President Obama will address the nation in his annual State of the Union Address. With an inevitable focus on America’s outlook, here’s what the President and key members of his administration have said about safe and responsible natural gas development, which is a powerful engine for job growth and opportunity. ECONOMIC GROWTH President Obama: […]

Agriculture and Energy: Powering Pa.’s Economy

The 99th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show – “the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits” — kick offed this weekend in Harrisburg with much fanfare. This event showcases the Commonwealth’s deep and rich agricultural history. And thanks to safe and responsible shale development, farmers […]

Top Obama Admin. Official: Fracking Bans “The Wrong Way To Go”

Last week, President Obama’s Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, weighed-in once again on the critical importance of safe, well-regulated American oil and natural gas development, and specifically the use of hydraulic fracturing technologies. In an interview with KQED – Northern California’s regional NPR affiliate – Secretary Jewell, a trained petroleum engineered offered her insights, noting that […]

Newspaper Editorials Slam Cuomo’s “Bad Science”

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this week to ban responsible natural gas development in New York, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, small and large businesses, manufacturers, elected officials and nationwide media outlets are all questioning the “bad science” at the core of this highly-politicized decision, calling it a “sad day for the future of the […]