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The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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Selling Soft Drinks In 16-Ounce Cups is a Gimmick, Not a Solution

By at June 5, 2012 | 8:58 am | 0 Comment

Selling Soft Drinks In 16-Ounce Cups is a Gimmick, Not a Solution

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week proposed soft drink sales be limited to 16-ounce containers. Indeed! I don’t drink much soda. I don’t even like the stuff. Well, there are a couple of flavors I like a little – but I long ago discovered they don’t do a thing for my thirst. They just […]

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Decision on Regulation in Marcellus on Hold

By at April 28, 2011 | 10:22 am | 346 Comments

Decision on Regulation in Marcellus on Hold

The Public Utility Commission wants more time to review Laser Northeast’s request to build a pipeline in the Marcellus Shale. Late last year, An administrative law judge ruled against Laser’s request to be regulated like a utility.

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