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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.

PMA Bulletin -- January 9, 2013

Keep on Frackin'

Here’s hoping that British High Court Judge Michael Burton has reason to view and write an opinion on Promised Land, the anti-fracking film Hollywood is serving up for the American viewing public.

EPA Regulations Will Severely Harm Pennsylvania’s Economic Growth

New Report Details the Significant Economic Impact of Questionable EPA Regulations on Pennsylvania

The Bulletin -- November 14, 2012

PA Needs to be Positioned to Take Full Advantage of the Marcellus Shale

Total natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale far exceed earlier government estimates, according to recent studies by two financial firms, Standard & Poor’s and ITG Investment Research. The news is a comeuppance, of sorts, for opponents of the drilling who embraced the government reports as a sign the economic development potential of shale was inflated.

Gov. Corbett's address at Shale Gas Insight Conference

Gov Corbett

Following is the Governor’s speech at the Marcellus Shale Insight Conference. In his remarks before the Shale Gas Insight Conference, Gov. Corbett captured both the promise and challenges of Pennsylvania’s expanding energy sector and its potential to restore prosperity to our state.