Robert Kennedy, a pragmatic statesman and visionary, once told a crowd at the University of Pennsylvania, “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time." Fifty years later, these words, originally laced with humor, prophetically describe a growing problem facing the Commonwealth: A small, but vocal group of environmental activists who oppose any and all real economic development in the state based on their extreme agenda of a carbon-free economy.
The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and 165 other organizations filed an Amicus Brief in Federal Court in support of overturning the Clean Power Plan. PMA joined other powerhouse organizations such as: National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
The Supreme Court of the United States halted the implementation of the "Clean Power Plan" yet the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continues to fast track a state implementation plan. The decision on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 does not permit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to move forward with official state implementation plans related to the "Clean Power Plan." PMA testified on numerous occasions warning of this very circumstance we find ourselves in today as we stated:
By: David N. Taylor, President and Carl A. Marrara, Vice President Of Government Affairs
By: David N. Taylor
January 6, 2016
Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon in 1980, shattering the fastest female time record and had hardly broken a sweat when she crossed the finish line. Ms. Ruiz was stripped of her title just eight days later when officials discovered she rode the subway to the finish line.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David N. Taylor
MANUFACTURERS ENDORSE STEPHENS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
Prosecutor praised by business group as principled, conservative, and effective
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently reported that LCB officials insisted the newspaper go through the state’s Right-to-Know process (RTK) for information that was already clearly a matter of public record. Reporter Kari Andren asked the LCB’s press secretary for basic information regarding a former employee but board members directed the press office not to release the information unless Andren filed a formal request with the state’s Right-to-Know office.
This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a business panel with Fred Anton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, and Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, who discuss the prolonged state budget standoff and the upcoming state Supreme Court election.
PMA COMMENTS: CONGRESSMAN LOU BARLETTA
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION PRESS CONFERENCE
DAVID N. TAYLOR, PRESIDENT
To: Pennsylvania House of Representatives, all members
From: David N. Taylor, President
Carl A. Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs
RE: Tax Plan Vote