Energy

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Energy Equals Jobs and Plenty of Them

Governor Corbett’s energy plan stems from a fundamental belief and trust in the job creation benefits of a free market system. It also recognizes that our energy industry, by safely drilling in the Marcellus Shale, is leading the way in creating jobs..

Figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry:

Nearly 242,000 new hires in Pa. are supported by industries associated with shale development. 

PMA Bulletin -- January 29, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett’s energy plan is once again making Pennsylvania an attractive place to do business. His “Energy=Jobs” plan combines the use of our vast energy resources with a favorable political climate that reinforces a surging trend of attracting businesses from all over the world.

The power behind the plan lies in proper government restraint.  Governor Corbett believes that the market, given appropriate environmental safeguards, best decides in what proportion our energy resources are developed and used. He fittingly calls it his "all of the above and below" energy plan.

PMA Sponsors Public Radio’s “Ask the Governor”

PMA is proud to be the sole sponsor of “Ask the Governor”, an hour-long interview format that airs monthly on Radio PA’s affiliate network.

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

PMA is pleased to announce the launch of a new half-hour cable program, “PMA Perspective”. The show will air on the Pennsylvania Cable News Network (PCN) and will focus on how policies enacted in Harrisburg and Washington impact manufacturers, job creators, and the overall health and welfare of the working men and women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond.

U.S. Failure to Approve Keystone Pipeline Strains Canada/U.S. Economic Relationship

The United States has failed our Canadian partners by stalling the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport synthetic crude oil from the oil sands in Alberta to refiners in the southern United States.

Despite the strong support of the Canadian government, U.S. business leaders, and many labor groups, the Obama Administration has done everything possible to indefinitely delay the construction plan; all while the project has been carefully prodded, examined, and dissected, and been found to be environmentally sound. 

PMA Bulletin -- September 25, 2013

No War on Coal? Bridge in New York for Sale

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DEP Chief Brought “Balanced Approach” to Environmental Oversight

Michael Krancer

Mike Krancer promised that as Governor Corbett’s Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) he would support only those environmental policies based on “sound science.” His approach to environmental oversight at times put the Department at odds with the ever-overreaching federal EPA and some radical environmental groups, but he never backed down; and rightfully so.

PMA Bulletin -- March 13, 2013

New Carbon Tax a Blow to a Surging Manufacturing Sector

Just when American manufacturing is starting to flex its muscles again, a movement is underway in Washington to levy a new tax that would stifle that resurgence.  Two weeks ago legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate to establish a tax on carbon based energy - the same affordable, reliable energy partly responsible for American reshoring.

PMA Bulletin -- February 27, 2013

Corbett Budget Keeps Government Focused on Core Functions

Over the next two weeks, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will continue holding budget hearings on the proposed FY 2013-14 spending plan Governor Tom Corbett unveiled on February 5.  

Here’s to trusting that when the hearings end on March 7, lawmakers conclude, as we have, that there’s a lot to like in the plan.

Budget, Transportation Early Concerns of New Legislative Session

The 2013-14 legislative session, with 23 new lawmakers, began on January 1 under a constitutional requirement that swearing in occur the first Tuesday in January. The new members will have little time to adjust to the rules and routine as they will have to embrace transportation funding, liquor privatization, another tight budget, and we at PMA hope they will tackle key business issues left over from last year.