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Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

By at January 27, 2015 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental and public health concerns. The World Council of Churches, which represents about 590 million Christians in 520,000 […]

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Sometimes It Takes Us All To Share The Expense

By at May 11, 2012 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

Sometimes It Takes Us All To Share The Expense

Wind power, a Pennsylvania state politician recently said, is accomplishing one thing: spending taxpayer money. But there is growing evidence it is doing other, more positive things, such as creating jobs and supplying the electrical grid – with considerably less risk than the Keystone State’s other burgeoning energy source. “I am 100 percent for alternative […]

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EPA Not To Blame For Closing Refineries

By at April 17, 2012 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

EPA Not To Blame For Closing Refineries

There is a lot of talk lately about how the price of gas in the northeast is going to continue to rise over the summer because Sunoco and ConocoPhillips have shut down, or are about to shut down, their refineries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “EPA regulations under the Obama administration are causing refinery shutdown,” […]

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Just How Much Does a Gallon of Gas Cost, Anyway

By at March 30, 2012 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Just How Much Does a Gallon of Gas Cost, Anyway

The U.S. Senate this week decisively shot down a proposal to eliminate subsidies to Big Oil & Gas. The tally was 51 senators, including two Republicans – from Maine – voting to end the subsidies, and 47, including four Democrats – from Alaska, Lousiana, Nebraska and Virginia – voting to keep them. The 100-seat senate […]

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Gas Prices and Imaginary Arm-Twisting

By at March 30, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Gas Prices and Imaginary Arm-Twisting

Check out this photo. I found it late one night while poking around on the web. I wasn’t paying really close attention to the text at the time, but the author said something like “If something isn’t done about the price of gasoline, we will be forced to drive things like this.” I snorted and […]

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Renewables trump dead dinosaurs for investors

By at December 20, 2011 | 9:03 am | 7 Comments

Renewables trump dead dinosaurs for investors

There’s no wondering why our TVs are nightly inundated by ads from coal, oil and natural gas producers touting the clean, safe and responsible nature of fossil fuels. They are catching glimpses of their impending doom. Investors are beginning to put more of their money into development of renewable energy sources than in continued use […]

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Top Ten Reasons The Legislature Will Get the Budget Done On Time

By at June 6, 2011 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Reasons The Legislature Will Get the Budget Done On Time

10) Rendell is gone. 9) No WAMs for Philly. 8) More WAMs for Pittsburgh. 7) Legislative gym shuts down. 6) July is “shared sacrifice” month at Nemacolin. 5) Orie sisters predict rapture on June 30. 4) Corbett’s attention span expires. 3) Because it’s the law? 2) Nah, gas companies don’t way to pay taxes. 1) […]

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Building on a Tax

By at May 25, 2011 | 7:50 pm | 737 Comments

Building on a Tax

Yet in 1901 the state legislature met in a building that looked, according to the man who had it built, “ugly.” This simply would not due. So – again, according to legend – the legislature sent a delegation to the power brokers in those three industries and gave them one of two choices: pony up the $13 Million (over $300 Million today) for the new building or we’ll levy a tax on you that we’ll never repeal. No tax was levied, so we must assume that they capitulated.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 1,281 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno recalls meeting his off the gridiron hero for the first time. The NRC says two nuclear facilities in Pennsylvania can withstand catastrophic events such as an earthquake, and more rumblings in the Pennsylvania Senate about taxing gas drillers.

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Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

By at May 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm | 2 Comments

Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

The Pennsylvania Department has ordered Chesapeake Energy to pay a $1 million dollar plus fine. The fine takes into account water wells contaminated in Bradford County and a fire in Washington County last February.
That represents the largest monetary fine issued by the DEP against a gas driller.

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