Archives for March 2015

Five Questions for Governor Wolf

With Governor Wolf hosting a Facebook town hall today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition is posing five questions about the impact of job-crushing plans for higher energy taxes. Here are the five – of many – questions. Be sure to check back after the Q&A to see if and how the Governor responds. Under current market […]

What They’re Saying: Higher Energy Taxes Will “Knock the Legs Out of Industry”

Community leaders, small businesses, and Pennsylvanians across the political spectrum continue their vocal opposition to Harrisburg’s plan for higher energy taxes that threaten the thousands of good-paying jobs and our region’s manufacturing potential. Make no mistake, higher energy taxes will hit hard the countless small businesses across the Commonwealth that support the robust shale development […]

Small towns in Alle-Kiski Valley “reaping the benefits” of s

Small towns in Alle-Kiski Valley “reaping the benefits” of safe #shale development. http://t.co/xkBJWw183Q via @TribLIVE

Don’t miss @PittsburghPG’s great read: “Kazakhstan Native

Don’t miss @PittsburghPG’s great read: “Kazakhstan Native Blazed a Trail for Female Oil Engineers” http://t.co/X1Aa3jAoSH #NaturalGas

RT @TribWestmoreCo: Westmoreland officials fear loss of impa

RT @TribWestmoreCo: Westmoreland officials fear loss of impact fees http://t.co/gKmB0IK9hL via @RichCholodofsky

RT @IntelligencerWV: An ethane cracker is one step closer to

RT @IntelligencerWV: An ethane cracker is one step closer to reality in Pennsylvania, as officials there say they plan to approve an… htt…

FACT: Expanding #naturalgas infrastructure will unleash even

FACT: Expanding #naturalgas infrastructure will unleash even more Pa. jobs and consumer savings. http://t.co/AAehofpPOr #PaJobs

Fossil fuels have provided a better life for millions and of

Fossil fuels have provided a better life for millions and offer the best hope for pulling billions out of poverty. http://t.co/aLp7vpRWt3

RT @CBSPittsburgh: House Speaker Mike Turzai says governor

RT @CBSPittsburgh: House Speaker Mike Turzai says governor’s tax on shale drilling hurts drilling industry: http://t.co/AKMAe6DkDc

Washington Co. #smallbiz says massive energy tax increase pr

Washington Co. #smallbiz says massive energy tax increase proposal “scares me.” http://t.co/4mAhe7XDlT via @oronline #ShaleTaxFacts

RT @PghBizTimes: Gov. Wolf’s proposed natural gas severance

RT @PghBizTimes: Gov. Wolf’s proposed natural gas severance tax would hurt development, says Allegheny Conference CEO Dennis Yablonsky http…

RT @SXLupdates: Mariner East #pipeline will be built safely

RT @SXLupdates: Mariner East #pipeline will be built safely by skilled workers, check out @PennLive #LTE by @LIUNA member: http://t.co/TnEW…

By accessing and using natural gas, Penn Cambria School Dist

By accessing and using natural gas, Penn Cambria School District could save $20,000-$30,000 a year. http://t.co/VHAzooQWGH via @TribLIVE

“Shale gas is a game-changer” for McKeesport-based @CP_Indus

“Shale gas is a game-changer” for McKeesport-based @CP_Industries. http://t.co/VFXqBoqjVF #ShaleTaxFacts

[email protected] front page: “Drilling Tax Plan Likely to C

[email protected] front page: “Drilling Tax Plan Likely to Cut Jobs.” http://t.co/8nhNFUBXjv #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/1fugjZjEMl

All corners of Pa. experience benefits from responsible #sha

All corners of Pa. experience benefits from responsible #shale production, says @RepTurzai. http://t.co/VFXqBo8J47

[email protected]: If we continue to expand “natural gas we are go

[email protected]: If we continue to expand “natural gas we are gonig to see thousands of family sustaining jobs.” http://t.co/VFXqBo8J47

Natural Gas Pipelines = Union Jobs, Consumer Savings, Manufacturing Growth

Through the brutally cold winter of 2013-14, consumers in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey could have saved as much as $893 million if the PennEast pipeline were in place, according to a new Concentric economic study. This new study reflects the clear fact that critical infrastructure projects are the linchpin to broadening the benefits of […]

RT @nytimesbusiness: Domestic Energy Boom Helps to Narrow Tr

RT @nytimesbusiness: Domestic Energy Boom Helps to Narrow Trade Gap http://t.co/8ti2zgRGL4

“Experience has shown that state regulators are very much up

“Experience has shown that state regulators are very much up to the task” to regulating oil & gas, #fracking. http://t.co/QppGnC8wAg

#Fracking is “creating thousands of jobs, fueling a manufact

#Fracking is “creating thousands of jobs, fueling a manufacturing revival and reducing dependence on foreign oil.” http://t.co/HLCr751tvh

Good #SundayRead via @AP : Higher energy tax plan ignores re

Good #SundayRead via @AP : Higher energy tax plan ignores realities of the marketplace in Pa. #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/ywPu0HS0o0

RT @PghBizTimes: The shale gas boom is driving billions in c

RT @PghBizTimes: The shale gas boom is driving billions in consumer benefits, a new study says http://t.co/GU5TlOBPKb

Via @standardspeaker: Pa. families save on utilities thanks

Via @standardspeaker: Pa. families save on utilities thanks to safe #shale development. #AmericanEnergy http://t.co/Xf4UI2CXxe

RT @PghBizTimes: A new study says the shale gas boom has yie

RT @PghBizTimes: A new study says the shale gas boom has yielded Mid-Atlantic residents $220 per person in consumer benefits http://t.co/GU…

Our abudant #shale resources give Pa.’s manufacturers the co

Our abudant #shale resources give Pa.’s manufacturers the competitive edge. Via @newPAnews #PaJobs #AmericanEnergy https://t.co/JO7YXea9oC

ICYMI: @BrookingsInst finds the shale revolution has led to

ICYMI: @BrookingsInst finds the shale revolution has led to a $48B/year welfare increase for consumers and producers. http://t.co/Qx7Db9Ofbn

Gov. Wolf’s efforts to ban natural gas drilling in the Del.

Gov. Wolf’s efforts to ban natural gas drilling in the Del. River Basin “disheartening” and a “huge disappointment.” http://t.co/4ihIVtzIlk

Via @oronline: Pa.’s special impact tax revenues tapped to r

Via @oronline: Pa.’s special impact tax revenues tapped to repair roofs at Greene County Fairgrounds. #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/npkJ4y3rpe

“Shale gas is an opportunity for this country like we have n

“Shale gas is an opportunity for this country like we have never seen.” #AmericanEnergy http://t.co/aH7xl4a5nu http://t.co/azwTKrbLv5

America’s abundant #shale resources are “driving billions in

America’s abundant #shale resources are “driving billions in consumer benefits.” Via @PghBizTimes #AmericanEnergy http://t.co/pNh35g5BcT

[email protected] seizes natural gas industry opportunity, hel

[email protected] seizes natural gas industry opportunity, helping to boost local career opportunities. http://t.co/jquYgjKriK

Via @EIAgov: Appalachian Basin #natgas infrastructure growth

Via @EIAgov: Appalachian Basin #natgas infrastructure growth continues. http://t.co/qlFhHTbJpZ http://t.co/5A1mm4EmXN

Welfare and Distributional Implications of Shale Gas (Brookings Institution)

What They’re Saying About Higher Energy Tax Proposals

It’s increasingly – if not alarmingly – clear that proposed higher energy tax plans in Harrisburg, including the governor’s proposal: 1) do not reflect current market conditions; 2) will not generate the promised revenues; and 3) threaten thousands of good-paying Pennsylvania jobs and our region’s manufacturing potential. We know that the math simply doesn’t add […]

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 […]

An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Unconventional Shale Development in Washington County, Pennsylvania (Washington & Jefferson College)

FACT: The U.S. has found itself once again at the top of the

FACT: The U.S. has found itself once again at the top of the energy-producing league, rivaling Saudi Arabia & Russia. http://t.co/x6aejDVuQU

Innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling

Innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have ushered an end to the age of oil (& gas) scarcity. http://t.co/7Zg6dP5hyg

RT @oronline: Many concerned about future of impact fees. ht

RT @oronline: Many concerned about future of impact fees. http://t.co/6yMouQvKPC #NewsOR

ICYMI — @WSJ column: Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Real

ICYMI — @WSJ column: Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really) http://t.co/x6aejDVuQU

RT @PghBizTimes: Natural gas has had a big effect on Washing

RT @PghBizTimes: Natural gas has had a big effect on Washington County: it accounted for $2.4B of economic output in the last 2 years http:…

Opportunities plentiful for natural gas, says @Harvard profe

Opportunities plentiful for natural gas, says @Harvard professor. https://t.co/HLKm6tEHHp #fracking

RT @Harvard: The shale gas boom, which has transformed domes

RT @Harvard: The shale gas boom, which has transformed domestic and global energy markets, is still in its infancy http://t.co/Vo5E2G5y8U

Higher Energy Tax Math Just Doesn’t Add Up #ShaleTaxFacts ht

Higher Energy Tax Math Just Doesn’t Add Up #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/N7Onh78P88 http://t.co/N5lyIceiju

Via @IBDinvestors “Without the Energy Revolution, Job Growth

Via @IBDinvestors “Without the Energy Revolution, Job Growth Would Drag” http://t.co/NOQ1yl9Rbm

RT @IBDeditorials: Without The Energy Revolution, Job Growth

RT @IBDeditorials: Without The Energy Revolution, Job Growth Would Drag http://t.co/07xS3nQICv #tcot #tlot

New @wjcollege report: Shale industry generated a $2.4 billi

New @wjcollege report: Shale industry generated a $2.4 billion economic impact during 2011-13 in Washington County. http://t.co/8KV1X1z1JA

Driven by shale industry, Washington County’s economic gro

Driven by shale industry, Washington County’s economic growth continues to shine in region. http://t.co/lV9QzXKddn via @oronline

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REGISTER TODAY: Transportation Safety Day & Flagger Training Certification 3/31 & 4/1. http://t.co/N5vxpQ72B7 http://t.co/KpzgToDmsn