Regulatory Reform

Move to a regulatory scheme-based on sound science. Use cost-benefit analysis in developing regulatory language.

Pipeline Task Force Comes Up Short

Governor Wolf’s announcement last summer that he was assembling a pipeline task force came with certain assurances. The Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF) would not masquerade as a pretext for burying the oil and gas industry under more regulations. Rather, it was understood that the PITF would identify best practices for expediting the needed lines, and streamline the pre-construction regulatory and permitting process that, along with battling citizens’ groups, can take four to five times as long as the actual construction.

Pennsylvania's Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan

Carl Marrara's testimony presented to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Pennsylvania's Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Carl is the Vice President, Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. Read the full testimony HERE.

 

 

House Democratic Policy Committee Testimony

TESTIMONY OF DAVID N. TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BEFORE THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC POLICY COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 LYCOMING COLLEGE, WILLIAMSPORT PA

Thanks very much to Chairman Sturla for inviting me to testify today, Rep. Mirabito for hosting, members of the committee for attending, and Executive Director Dawes and his staff for making this event possible.

The EPA’s Unchecked Agenda

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the leading bad actor in what American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Scholar, Benjamin Zycher, calls the, “metastasis of the executive branch.”

Zycher, and other policy experts, say that the agency is accelerating a power grab through an aggressive regulatory agenda with dubious or scant benefits to the environment. Thousands of jobs will be jettisoned as businesses, especially manufacturers, try to cope with billions more in compliance costs.

Governor Corbett Continues Reform Agenda

Reforming state government continues to be a big part of Tom Corbett’s agenda. As Attorney General he investigated and prosecuted lawmakers of both parties who used taxpayers’ money and state time for political campaigning, including the “Bonusgate” scandal. In his bid for a second four-year term as governor, he cites past reform accomplishments and additional changes he will pursue over his next term.

PMA Bulletin - April 10, 2014

Strong Showing for Governor Corbett at Annual Conservative Event

Governor Tom Corbett earned praise last Friday from the “dean” of the conservative movement in Pennsylvania. Emphasizing the administration’s pro-growth efforts, Frederick W. Anton III told a crowded ballroom at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill that he was “100 percent behind the re-election of Tom Corbett.”