Archives for May 2015

Five Facts of Even Higher Energy Taxes

On Monday, a joint Pennsylvania Senate hearing [watch it live here] will focus on the benefits of safe shale development and the job-destroying impact of even higher energy taxes. Despite some policymakers’ insistence on increasing energy taxes even higher, Pennsylvanians throughout the state – from small businesses to unions and manufacturers to local community officials […]

MSC in the Butler Eagle: “Even higher energy taxes will cost our region jobs”

It’s incredibly unfortunate that a recent editorial (“Gov. Wolf Would Do Well to Consent to ‘Grand Deal’”, May 20) supports even higher energy taxes that will hurt small businesses, union building trades, and consumers across the entire commonwealth, especially in Butler County. If Harrisburg puts even higher energy taxes in place, every Pennsylvanian — including […]

Pa. Families to Shoulder Costs of Even Higher Energy Taxes

Pennsylvanians are paying less at the pump and realizing significant consumer savings – from home heating to electricity bills – thanks to the responsible development of our abundant shale resources. What’s more, “the United States is now the world’s largest combined producer of oil and natural gas,” as the Associated Press reports, thanks in large […]

RT @NoNewEnergyTax: Save jobs, stop new taxes on the #shaleg

RT @NoNewEnergyTax: Save jobs, stop new taxes on the #shalegas industry! Watch our TV spot: http://t.co/nGAsdbAjU9 #SayNoToSeverance

RT @FriendsNatGasPA: David Spigelmyer, president of @Marcell

RT @FriendsNatGasPA: David Spigelmyer, president of @MarcellusGas, discusses how the #natgas boom has had a positive effect on PA families …

New @AmChemistry report highlights the rising competitive ad

New @AmChemistry report highlights the rising competitive advantage to the U.S. plastics industry thanks to shale. http://t.co/S2UPKT8w1G

Natural gas is essential to meet our energy demand. It’s a c

Natural gas is essential to meet our energy demand. It’s a clean, abundant and cost effective power source. http://t.co/qLb9iiJTuN

Thoughtful @Tylerpaper editorial: “Natural gas is a proven,

Thoughtful @Tylerpaper editorial: “Natural gas is a proven, cleaner source of power.” http://t.co/79pYhsZfU3 #LNG

RT @PennBizDaily: Critics say proposed energy tax will lead

RT @PennBizDaily: Critics say proposed energy tax will lead to higher consumer costs – See more at: http://t.co/WBz3LzfJy2

MSC member @EdgeMarcEnergy establishes @bc3edu scholarship f

MSC member @EdgeMarcEnergy establishes @bc3edu scholarship focused on training region’s energy workforce. http://t.co/QkB5Ej1e8k

Travelling this #MemorialDay? Thank #fracking for “driving o

Travelling this #MemorialDay? Thank #fracking for “driving on the cheap.” http://t.co/owYDAm37ZS via @dcexaminer http://t.co/U2EFDUzzAY

FACT: The United States is now the world’s largest combine

FACT: The United States is now the world’s largest combined producer of oil and natural gas. http://t.co/MnsCnkXECm #fracking

Today, and every day, we honor our fallen American heroes fo

Today, and every day, we honor our fallen American heroes for their courage and sacrifices. #HonorThem #MemorialDay http://t.co/Ee1CmWFnvT

Read our @PhillyInquirer op-ed about shale’s job-creating be

Read our @PhillyInquirer op-ed about shale’s job-creating benefits, which are threatened by even higher energy taxes. http://t.co/pci7aZJduZ

Higher energy taxes “risk forfeiting” shale’s #mfg potential

Higher energy taxes “risk forfeiting” shale’s #mfg potential says @PAManufacturers. http://t.co/Styxz7aKus #SayNoToSeverance

“10 years ago, we were an #LNG importer, today we’re the wor

“10 years ago, we were an #LNG importer, today we’re the world’s largest natural gas producer.” http://t.co/aSrQ1Fy8WL #AmericanEnergy

Residential natural gas bills have dropped $13B/year thanks

Residential natural gas bills have dropped $13B/year thanks to #shale. Why jeopardize that with higher energy taxes? http://t.co/WyY2CS7Gwt

Independent Fiscal Office: Gov. Wolf’s energy tax would lead

Independent Fiscal Office: Gov. Wolf’s energy tax would lead to “higher electricity and heating bills” for consumers. http://t.co/pdly1gK5JN

MSC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Don’t Derail Natural Gas Boom

As Memorial Day kicks off the “summer driving season,” families across the region and the nation will be hitting the road. This year, thankfully, consumers are paying less at the pump while realizing significant energy-related savings – from home heating to electricity bills – due to responsible shale development. And in today’s economy, every bit […]

Fact-Checking Wolf Administration’s Higher Energy Tax Claims

Recently, a diverse coalition of organizations representing small- and medium-sized business as well as tens of thousands of hard-working families across various sectors of Pa.’s workforce urged Gov. Wolf and the legislature to pursue commonsense polices focused on strengthening our economy and growing jobs. Unfortunately, the response from Gov. Wolf and his political appointees was deeply […]

“The domestic fertilizer industry is experiencing its larges

“The domestic fertilizer industry is experiencing its largest growth in 25 years,” thanks to shale gas. http://t.co/oawOye5Ooa via @TribLIVE

The natural gas industry has made Bradford County “the envy

The natural gas industry has made Bradford County “the envy of the state of Pennsylvania.” http://t.co/hnEtjmUW42 #Fracking

Thanks to American energy, “a return of OPEC’s dominance s

Thanks to American energy, “a return of OPEC’s dominance seems a distant prospect.” http://t.co/9V4RtvU0i9 #fracking

Thoughtful @syracusedotcom op-ed: Far from being enemies, na

Thoughtful @syracusedotcom op-ed: Far from being enemies, natural gas & renewables are actually perfect complements. http://t.co/S560m0wyQZ

RT @KeystoneReport: Links in natural gas supply chain worry

RT @KeystoneReport: Links in natural gas supply chain worry about Wolf’s proposed severance tax: http://t.co/BmrEsaemtb

[email protected] study: shale development has “reversed the for

[email protected] study: shale development has “reversed the fortunes” of the U.S. manufacturing. http://t.co/f0zynhyJhi #mfg

U.S. manufacturers are re-shoring and a gaining competitive

U.S. manufacturers are re-shoring and a gaining competitive edge thanks to shale. http://t.co/oaX4K20eAi #mfg http://t.co/X37qcUu9sY

Learn about the many benefits of Pa.’s impact tax on your co

Learn about the many benefits of Pa.’s impact tax on your community here: http://t.co/nJYJFYzUg8 #SayNoToSeverance http://t.co/iB7TQjbo56

RT @VFWHQ: Freedom is not free and we are ever-grateful to t

RT @VFWHQ: Freedom is not free and we are ever-grateful to those willing to pay the cost. http://t.co/q8GRCYJDGi

RT @AmericanLegion: Thanks to all who wear, or have ever wor

RT @AmericanLegion: Thanks to all who wear, or have ever worn, the uniform of this great nation. #ArmedForcesDay #selfless #service

RT @plasticsnews: Shale gas expected to continue feeding US

RT @plasticsnews: Shale gas expected to continue feeding US plastics boom http://t.co/aWERpjw1mz

Local Pa. officials: current shale impact tax revenues “yiel

Local Pa. officials: current shale impact tax revenues “yield fantastic” and important results for local communities. http://t.co/JgtRiCv4Zc

RT @WNEP: UGI says starting next month, customers’ bills w

RT @WNEP: UGI says starting next month, customers’ bills will go down by about 10 percent. http://t.co/7C884TMo4h

RT @timestribune: UGI natural gas customers to see bills dro

RT @timestribune: UGI natural gas customers to see bills drop http://t.co/ozFIEqfrEi

RT @WyoCtyChamber: More growth in Wyoming County! #natgas #m

RT @WyoCtyChamber: More growth in Wyoming County! #natgas #marcellus http://t.co/WWlG9ujzk2

Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Shale’s Manufacturing Renaissance

SHALE DRIVES U.S. MANUFACTURING RESURGENCE “Shale has Reversed the Fortunes” of American Manufacturing: Domestic plastics production and related manufacturing has a bright future because of the growth in shale natural gas …  “Shale gas development has reversed the fortunes of the U.S. plastics industry,” the authors of the ACC study wrote. “Because the competitiveness of plastic resins […]

The Rising Competitive Advantage of U.S. Plastics (ACC)

Local Officials: Higher Energy Taxes “Could Hurt Local Economies”

Local officials across the Commonwealth continue to add their voices to the wave of Pennsylvanians, county and municipal government officials, as well as small businesses and union members standing for jobs over even higher energy taxes. Their message is clear: Pennsylvania “communities rely on shale gas” impact tax revenues and even higher energy taxes would […]

Sign up today for the Pa. DEP Site Restoration Processes and

Sign up today for the Pa. DEP Site Restoration Processes and Practices Training. [3 PDH available] Register here: http://t.co/erbo0glusZ

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP: Pa. DEP Site Restoration Processes and

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP: Pa. DEP Site Restoration Processes and Practices Training. [3 PDH available] http://t.co/erbo0glusZ

Happy #MothersDay to the dedicated women in energy! Learn wh

Happy #MothersDay to the dedicated women in energy! Learn why the industry is recruiting even more women: http://t.co/la2HITXDua @usnews

MSC member @WasteManagement has more than 4,000 natural gas

MSC member @WasteManagement has more than 4,000 natural gas trucks in North American cities today. http://t.co/yYWCFdUK5L #CNG

This Sunday, take a look at why #SmallBiz and the shale indu

This Sunday, take a look at why #SmallBiz and the shale industry are “true partners.” http://t.co/6ZFLxFY3W1 http://t.co/H4gJwPG5jf

U.S. energy department approves Dominion’s Cove Point #LNG p

U.S. energy department approves Dominion’s Cove Point #LNG project http://t.co/5rzph82g5A via @RTDNEWS http://t.co/7yJ2ZIV4fg

Shale tax revenues boost Armstrong Co.’s Day of Giving. Anot

Shale tax revenues boost Armstrong Co.’s Day of Giving. Another great example of how this tax supports communities. http://t.co/3IYwzNZYEh

True Partners: Natural Gas Industry and #SmallBiz in it Toge

True Partners: Natural Gas Industry and #SmallBiz in it Together. http://t.co/6ZFLxFY3W1 #SBW2015 http://t.co/gKlMjyOr83

Higher Pa. energy taxes will cut drilling, cost jobs and rev

Higher Pa. energy taxes will cut drilling, cost jobs and revenue. https://t.co/LSksGGDdUj; http://t.co/Q0SLrgWCe3; http://t.co/2nAXUQxgzj

Great @TribLIVE column: American #LNG exports promote Pa. #s

Great @TribLIVE column: American #LNG exports promote Pa. #smallbiz job creation, economic growth. http://t.co/RV2d9aSIWO

To see shale’s positive benefits, “look no further than th

To see shale’s positive benefits, “look no further than thriving small businesses.” http://t.co/mKZ4Oldf70 #SBW2015 http://t.co/iYX0XH4c0R

RT @TribLIVE: Natural gas boom has led to burst of growth in

RT @TribLIVE: Natural gas boom has led to burst of growth in Rostraver, where 3 hotels under construction http://t.co/LpG0JXOJBx http://t.c…