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The rolling blackouts in Texas stemming from a freak-shot of bitter weather demonstrated the unreliability of boutique power, and, by mere chance, coincided with an important decision in Pennsylvania.
Governor Wolf’s renewed proposal to additionally tax Pennsylvania energy production in response to pandemic
is “self-defeating and stupid.”
Harrisburg, January 28, 2021 - Governor Wolf renewed his proposal for a new, additional tax on energy production in Pennsylvania. The following quotes can be attributed to David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association:
COMMENTS PRESENTED TO THE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD
REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITATIVE: A FLAWED PROPOSAL FOR PENNSYLVANIA
JANUARY 13, 2021
David N. Taylor, President & CEO
Carl A. Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs
Those most harmed by the Wolf Administration’s “March to the Sea” regulatory campaign to destroy jobs in Pennsylvania’s energy industry have a two-month window to fight back. A public comment period, November 7 to January 14, 2021, has opened before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC).
Back in September, a broad cross section of the commonwealth’s top job creators sent state lawmakers and Governor Tom Wolf a preemptive, cautionary letter urging them not to slap the energy industry with new, additional taxes to balance the remaining portion of the state budget left hanging by the quick onset of the pandemic in the spring.
After a contentious meeting, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted 13-6 this week to toss aside the objections of business, organized labor, and consumer groups, and move forward with Governor Tom Wolf’s plan for Pennsylvania to join a cartel of ten Northeastern states that taxes carbon emissions.
Following the EQB vote, PMA’s President & CEO, David N. Taylor, issued the following statement:
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio filed bribery and racketeering charges against Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder and four others over the enactment of nuke bailout legislation and subsequent efforts to thwart a statewide voter referendum. FirstEnergy Corp., whose lobbyist was among those arrested and charged, funded the corrupt influence operation with more than $60 million, according to the U.S. attorney’s indictment.
TO: Keith J. Salador, Esq., Executive Director, Citizens Advisory Council
FROM: Carl A. Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs
RE: Comments in Opposition of RGGI Proposal
The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) is the nonprofit, statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector, 570,000 employees on plant floors, millions of additional jobs in supporting industries, and more than $93 billion in gross state product in Pennsylvania’s public policy process. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) as you develop analysis regarding single-use polystyrene and plastic product bans.