Archives for June 2015

MSC in the Beaver County Times: Even Higher Energy Taxes Jeopardize Shale’s Benefits

Small businesses and laborers across the Commonwealth as well as the county’s state representatives are absolutely right: Gov. Wolf’s highest-in-the-nation energy tax will jeopardize shale’s clear economic and environmental benefits, discourage growth and threaten good-paying jobs. As Rep. Jim Christiana correctly states, Gov. Wolf’s massive energy tax hike will subsidize high-cost energy forms like wind […]

MSC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Let Natural Gas Flow Without Severance Levy

We applaud Rep. Greg Vitali’s honesty regarding Gov. Wolf’s massive proposed energy tax increase, which would give the state the nation’s highest effective tax rate on natural gas production, 17.1 percent, according to the Independent Fiscal Office (“Pa. needs Wolf plan to invest in energy,” June 18). While Wolf and other higher energy tax advocates […]

Shale Delivers Affordable, Reliable Energy

Thanks to shale development, natural gas is becoming an increasingly larger power generation fuel, providing Pennsylvanians with a reliable and affordable energy source, according to a new Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission report that underscores shale’s benefits for consumers and regional manufacturers. According to the “Pennsylvania Gas Outlook Report,” 2.8 million Pennsylvania customers rely on natural […]

[email protected] editorial: #Fracking is spurring economic growth, c

[email protected] editorial: #Fracking is spurring economic growth, creating jobs and easing the strain on family budgets. http://t.co/4JXGfknTeu

[email protected]_PUC report shows clean-burning natural gas ascendancy a

[email protected]_PUC report shows clean-burning natural gas ascendancy as power generation fuel http://t.co/tWlGAhMkk6 via @oronline

Pa. small businesses struggle in down energy market & hi

Pa. small businesses struggle in down energy market & higher energy taxes will cost even more jobs. http://t.co/I3GkiikVzL #ShaleTaxFacts

Great @TLnews op-ed: Gov Wolf’s natural gas tax would setbac

Great @TLnews op-ed: Gov Wolf’s natural gas tax would setback Pennsylvania http://t.co/F4Bahs0cSm #ShaleTaxFacts

Great column: Safe #shale development “has had a profound an

Great column: Safe #shale development “has had a profound and positive impact on our community.” http://t.co/LPGyFWTaX8

RT @Liberty4pa: Who’s hurt by a severance tax? Workers, cons

RT @Liberty4pa: Who’s hurt by a severance tax? Workers, consumers, and taxpayers. http://t.co/cf58CDe8rY #pabudget http://t.co/H27ghZs2L9

ICYMI: @LIUNA’s Dave Horn asks lawmakers to oppose even high

ICYMI: @LIUNA’s Dave Horn asks lawmakers to oppose even higher energy taxes. http://t.co/Tj4ka7v6jr #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/4J0ef2tx17

Great @ydrcom letter: “It’s important to be honest about G

Great @ydrcom letter: “It’s important to be honest about Gov. Wolf’s massive severance tax.” http://t.co/ph3ma4hrbX #SayNoToSeverance

RT @AtlSunProject: VIDEO: Bradford County Commissioner @dmcl

RT @AtlSunProject: VIDEO: Bradford County Commissioner @dmclinko on how #pipeline projects and environmental protection can coexist. http:/…

RT @bctimes: Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed drilling tax is staunc

RT @bctimes: Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed drilling tax is staunchly opposed by most Beaver County legislators. http://t.co/RyISVDWjcF http://t.…

“Made in the U.S.A” is becoming more affordable. The rea

“Made in the U.S.A” is becoming more affordable. The reason? #Fracking. https://t.co/rAVVQlzM68 via @FortuneMagazine http://t.co/pU575Q9Vwi

[email protected] Authorizes Sabine Pass Liquefaction’s Expansion P

[email protected] Authorizes Sabine Pass Liquefaction’s Expansion Project to Export #LNG http://t.co/LbYIaYveZo

Even Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Local Pennsylvania Jobs ht

Even Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Local Pennsylvania Jobs https://t.co/d9ifYtf8mZ #ShaleTaxFacts

RT @FortuneMagazine: U.S. Manufacturing costs are almost as

RT @FortuneMagazine: U.S. Manufacturing costs are almost as low as China’s, and that’s a very big deal http://t.co/TFdzODj1LM http://t.co/l…

Labor unions, small businesses & local communities oppos

Labor unions, small businesses & local communities oppose higher energy taxes. http://t.co/TR2DATMkci #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/134Exzt5zj

Pennsylvanians Tell Harrisburg to Oppose Even Higher Energy Taxes

A diverse set of Pennsylvanians once again urged lawmakers and Gov. Wolf yesterday to focus on job creation rather than even higher energy taxes. Laborers’ International Union of North America’s (LiUNA) Dave Horn impressed upon policymakers the fact that “natural gas development has brought good jobs with good wages for [union] members,” and that laborers […]

Good @PennLive letter: Even higher energy taxes would “harm

Good @PennLive letter: Even higher energy taxes would “harm middle class families.” http://t.co/VMQweJtini #ShaleTaxFacts

MSC in the @PittsburghPG: “Our industry cares deeply about o

MSC in the @PittsburghPG: “Our industry cares deeply about our environment and the public health of our communities.” http://t.co/E1lWxvxBE4

Washington Co. to use natural gas impact tax revenues to rep

Washington Co. to use natural gas impact tax revenues to replace & improve local bridges. http://t.co/eBld8AJfh3 #ShaleTaxFacts

Increased use of clean-burning natural gas “has been a tre

Increased use of clean-burning natural gas “has been a tremendous environmental success story.” http://t.co/KatX6EeJjC #AmericanEnergy

Want to learn more about shale development and Pa.’s strong

Want to learn more about shale development and Pa.’s strong regulations? Watch this video: http://t.co/JvRJEDnNXG #fracking

New national poll finds Pennsylvanians and Americans “overwh

New national poll finds Pennsylvanians and Americans “overwhelmingly support” #fracking. http://t.co/AxPna8gOtT http://t.co/ghCG3e1iUt

[email protected] highlights important industry partnership a

[email protected] highlights important industry partnership aimed at protecting & enhancing Pa.’s best trout habitat. http://t.co/Ig7SoCiqwm

Shale career fair connects local residents with jobs, traini

Shale career fair connects local residents with jobs, training opportunities. http://t.co/lIZoFSda0g via @TribLIVE

Great @TribLIVE letter: Let’s keep shale jobs in small-town

Great @TribLIVE letter: Let’s keep shale jobs in small-town communities throughout Pa. http://t.co/9eQ7IH9aS3 #SayNoToSeverance

MSC member @WasteManagement unveils new fleet of #CNG trucks

MSC member @WasteManagement unveils new fleet of #CNG trucks in the Lehigh Valley. http://t.co/AQswxHUmcb http://t.co/SdCgZmvrT5

Another great example of shale boosting American manufacturi

Another great example of shale boosting American manufacturing. Learn about @GlobalTungsten’s new Pa. facility. http://t.co/GleXYulFpx

Higher energy taxes will cost Pa. jobs & hurt small busi

Higher energy taxes will cost Pa. jobs & hurt small businesses like the Lenox Restaurant. http://t.co/fpIobXfsFs http://t.co/RdiccIxSQN

EPA & the Department of Energy have concluded that there

EPA & the Department of Energy have concluded that there’s no scientific link between #fracking and water quality. http://t.co/9jKoyuuwqw

RT @dcexaminer: Anti-frackers promoting a political agenda,

RT @dcexaminer: Anti-frackers promoting a political agenda, not science http://t.co/4WjdafJDgm http://t.co/FmKbInscjp

RT @PAChamber: [email protected]’s Pres #GeneBarr: #Severance tax

RT @PAChamber: [email protected]’s Pres #GeneBarr: #Severance tax isn’t the way to improve education in PA http://t.co/BKrwVWxSUd #SayNoToSeveran…

MSC in the Post-Gazette: The PG Missed Critical Context in Reports on Fracking

The Post-Gazette’s June 12 story and June 14 editorial on the American Medical Association’s hydraulic fracturing-related resolution (“AMA Blasts Secret Shale Records” and “Healthy Interest: The Public Must Know Fracking Solution Content,” respectively) failed to provide critical context and verifiable facts. First, consider the source — or as President Ronald Reagan said: “Trust, but verify.” […]

Pennsylvania Gas Outlook Report (PUC)

New Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Support Shale

Pennsylvanians and Americans “overwhelmingly support” the safe and proven use of hydraulic fracturing to produce clean-burning natural gas, according to a national survey by Robert Morris University’s Polling Institute. Here are key poll takeaways: Support for fracing has also increased significantly – moving from 42.3% in 2013 to 55.9% majority today. Additionally, support for fracing […]

RT @PghBizTimes: Big news out of Beaver County: Shell has cl

RT @PghBizTimes: Big news out of Beaver County: Shell has closed on property for the proposed ethane cracker plant http://t.co/Y9VuLSelZF

Must-Read @WmsptSunGazette Editorial: EPA study dispels over

Must-Read @WmsptSunGazette Editorial: EPA study dispels over-reaction to #fracking process https://t.co/4BU6NpSKYK

New @RMU Poll: 70% of Pa. voters say #fracking “will help mo

New @RMU Poll: 70% of Pa. voters say #fracking “will help move the U.S. to energy independence.” http://t.co/vFuABs2Nve

U.S. chemicals companies thrive on shale boom’s cheap gas

U.S. chemicals companies thrive on shale boom’s cheap gas http://t.co/GmoKzSVsgi via @FinancialTimes #mfg

New @RMU poll shows clear majority of Pennsylvanians favor #

New @RMU poll shows clear majority of Pennsylvanians favor #fracking http://t.co/ZOsD94yxub via @TLnews. Read more: http://t.co/iBKnyKBk6O

RT @TribLIVE: Fracking support grows with increased awarenes

RT @TribLIVE: Fracking support grows with increased awareness, RMU poll shows. http://t.co/Km6gJ9gB6P

RT @TribLIVE: Shell closes on Beaver County land for potenti

RT @TribLIVE: Shell closes on Beaver County land for potential ethane cracker. http://t.co/lAUAqipI2w

NEW POLL: 74% of Pa. voters say shale can help the economy;

NEW POLL: 74% of Pa. voters say shale can help the economy; 69% nationally say #fracking will help U.S. move to energy independence.

RT @KeystoneReport: POLL: majority of Pennsylvanians favor f

RT @KeystoneReport: POLL: majority of Pennsylvanians favor fracking: http://t.co/Y0YdFKu71x

RT @bctimes: BREAKING: Shell completes purchase of former Ho

RT @bctimes: BREAKING: Shell completes purchase of former Horsehead Corp. site http://t.co/iXaBacMZkx

VIDEO: Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons touts job-creating #frac

VIDEO: Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons touts job-creating #fracking on @FoxBusiness today http://t.co/SyqvTrctyH

RT @GoErieHeadlines: Erie County to receive $260,000 in gas

RT @GoErieHeadlines: Erie County to receive $260,000 in gas drilling fees http://t.co/fy5XzG2tpb

RT @NoNewEnergyTax: [email protected] to receive more than $260

RT @NoNewEnergyTax: [email protected] to receive more than $260,000 in #impactax revenue, will help fund Greenways Program http://t.co/6d0j6eE…