It’s official. Democrat Tom Wolf will assume the reigns of the governorship of Pennsylvania from Republican Tom Corbett following the turn of the New Year.
As such, many significant decisions await the Governor-elect in the upcoming years, decisions concerning jobs, budgets, the economy, business development, and the environment – all of which are tied to the state’s booming energy sector and the vast array of natural resources that support it.
"We have to take advantage of those natural resources responsibly, but we have to take advantage of them," Wolf said following his win in November.
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) could not agree more.
A continuing string of polls once again underscores what we have known for quite some time now: that the overall economy will be, without a doubt, the No. 1 issue on American’s minds when they hit the polls on Nov. 4.
The record-setting, headline-making energy boom that has hit the state thanks to our proximity to the Marcellus Shale is not only saving Pennsylvanians hard-earned dollars in their utility bills, but it’s also saving millions in energy costs for cash-strapped school districts and many government offices.
Imagine the excitement of officials in a pair of northern Pennsylvania counties earlier this year when they learned their communities and its hardworking taxpayers would get more than $22 million in impact fees collected from natural gas production companies.
“This is a civil human rights action that is all. Forget about it, no politician will save you. They have to be held accountable,” said Craig Stevens, and, if you are taking any lessons from his playbook from Monday’s blog, targeting infrastructure is the way to bypass political inaction and thwart the sprawling pipeline infrastructure that brings liquid natural gas(LNG) to market.