Maximize domestic market–driven production. Focus on reliable, affordable sources of energy.

Testimony before the House Democratic Policy Committee

No matter what product is being made, manufacturers are taking raw materials or component parts and going through a multi-state process to yield a finished good.  In doing so, they are almost always deploying some kind of chemical process and consuming a large amount of energy. For some manufacturers, energy is their most expensive cost input, which is why manufacturers require available, affordable, and reliable energy. 

Pipeline Infrastructure in Pennsylvania: Connecting Energy to Jobs

Think About Energy panel to examine connecting infrastructure development to jobs and opportunities

HUNTINGDON, Pa. April 24, 2017 — ​On Wednesday, April 26, energy industry leaders will convene for a “Think About Energy: Connecting Energy to Jobs and Opportunities” panel discussion to examine the importance and impact of pipeline infrastructure build-out in Pennsylvania and the U.S.

Study: Pennsylvania Poised for Unprecedented Investment in Petrochemical Manufacturing

Last week, Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin was pitching Pennsylvania at the World Petrochemical Conference in Houston, armed with tantalizing new data.

“We are pretty new to the petrochemical business so there’s still a certain mindset to overcome when selling Pennsylvania,” Davin said. “But now I have the data to back up exactly what we have here, and it’s already making a difference in thinking about us.”

PMA Praises DEP Approval of Mariner East 2 Project

February 14, 2017 (Harrisburg, PA) The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA) welcomes the news that the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 pipeline project has earned approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

PMA Statement on DEP PennEast Approval

February 13, 2017 (Harrisburg, PA) The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA) welcomes the news that the PennEast pipeline project has earned 401 water quality certification from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Think About Energy Briefing: David N. Taylor, PMA

David N. Taylor's remarks at the "Think About Energy Briefing" at the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Schnecksville, PA, in support of the natural gas industry.

PENNEAST Pipeline Project

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Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2

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Sunoco Logistics

August 16, 2016

David N, Taylor Comments Before DEP Hearing

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Sunoco Logistics
Mariner East 2

August 8, 2016

Blair County Convention Center

Convention Center Drive

Spending-First, Revenue-Later budget stalls in Harrisburg

The General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf are still working towards a budget agreement, which, as of this writing, will likely be finalized in the weeks following the June 30 deadline. While no one facing re-election wants to repeat last year’s bruising nine-month budget battle, the kind words exchanged about this year’s budget talks have failed to produce a balanced spending plan for 2016-2017.

Disagreements over revenue – how much is needed and how to raise it – interrupted the process just before the July 4 weekend, but now must be resolved.