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Those Were the Days

By at July 18, 2018 | 8:14 pm | 0 Comment

by Barry Shutt The Pennsylvania Legislature remains true to its basic tenet: receiving full time pay, while serving only part-time.   With an election year budget executed and signed into law eight days early (June 22), Members of the Legislature have disappeared; and will make cameo appearances in Harrisburg for only 10 legislative days between now […]

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The Case for No New School Taxes

By at July 14, 2018 | 1:22 pm | 0 Comment

The Case for No New School Taxes Plan Proposed by Eric Epstein on June 25, 2018   On May 8 the Board voted for a 2.8% tax increase. That was over six weeks ago. School board members committed to discuss ways to reduce the proposed increase. In contrast to our rapid responses relating to safety […]

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Reformers Call for A Tax Break for Working Pennsylvanians

By at June 1, 2018 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

PRESS ADVISORY Contact: Eric Epstein 717-635-8615 lechambon@comcast.net   Reformers Call for A Tax Break for Working Pennsylvanians Amount Should Reflect the Legislature’s Annual Pay and Pension COLA (Harrisburg, Pa) – A press conference and visual display to announce a tax relief plan for working class Pennsylvanians will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at […]

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Public Input Hearings Regarding the Proposed Rate Increase Request of PECO Energy

By at June 1, 2018 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold five Public Input Hearings to gather information from ratepayers regarding the proposed rate increase request of PECO. Read more

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RTC Supports PHEAA Decision that Avoids Cuts to Student Grants

By at June 1, 2018 | 1:56 pm | 0 Comment

I am here to ask you not to cut the maximum state grant to college students by $705. We live in a community where the impacts of our actions do not occur in isolation. PHEAA is but one example. As a consumer advocate, I am compelled to tabulate the following annual increases endured by citizens, […]

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TMIA Newsletter, June 2018

By at May 25, 2018 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

A publication of Three Mile Island Alert This issue’s contents: TMI Set to Close in 2019 Effects, Controversy Over Fukushima Continue Epstein Seeks PA House Seat TMI Survivors Met on 3/28 Philip Clark Dies Solar Power Growing Rep. McIlhinney Proposes 100% Renewable Energy for PA Epstein Addresses Exelon Stockholders Lobbyist Brags About Shaking Down Gov’t […]

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Eric Epstein’s Comments at the Annual Meeting of Exelon Shareholders, May 1, 2018

By at April 30, 2018 | 10:28 pm | 0 Comment

          I oppose yet another bailout for TMI. I do not support corporate socialism. TMI was built by hostage rate payers for $1.1 billion. TMI-2 was bailed out from 1981-1993 at a cost of $987 million under the Thornburgh Plan. TMI-1 was part of the $9 billion deregulation bailout from 1999-2009. […]

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Marcellus Shale: Let’s Find A Middle Ground

By at April 30, 2018 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania is strategically located to reap a windfall associated with Marcellus shale. But any mineral extraction policy should be balanced by environmental stewardship and equitable revenue strategies. Natural gas is not the magic bullet to cure our fiscal and energy woes. We need to avoid putting all our eggs into the Marcellus shale basket, and […]

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TMI 39 years later…..

By at March 21, 2018 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

SPONSOR and LOCATION: http://www.rangeendgolfclub.com/ Range End Country Club & Golf Course Ballroom and Noonan’s Tavern Meet & Greet with Q & A Panel Discussion with focus on the latent health effects of radiation exposure in the aftermath of TMI AGENDA   (times may be extended if needed) 5:00 – 6:00 PM Light Dinner Meet & […]

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DEP Notifies Homeowners in Targeted High Radon Areas, Offers Free Test

By at March 21, 2018 | 3:11 pm | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/6/2018 CONTACT: Deb Klenotic, DEP 717-783-9954 DEP Notifies Homeowners in Targeted High Radon Areas, Offers Free Test Harrisburg, PA –  Homeowners in eight townships in central Pennsylvania will receive letters in March from the […]

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