Tom Corbett on Energy & Oil
Establish process to replace coal plants with green energy
Legislative Summary: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act: Requiring approval from the General Assembly for a State plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions for existing stationary sources.
replaced: Reasonably-priced reliable sources including coal-fired electric generation power plants strengthen are vital to public interest. The premature deactivation or retirement of coal-fired electric generation, due to EPA regulations,
negatively affects our economy, environment, and electric reliability.
OnTheIssues Analysis: This legislation slows green energy implementation. However, the previous law had strong pro-coal language, which the new version removes. On
balance, we consider this bill a step forward toward green energy.
Legislative Outcome:Passed House 144-59-0 on July 1; passed Senate 31-17-2 on Oct. 15; signed by Gov. Tom Corbett on Oct. 22
Source: Pennsylvania Legislative voting records on HB 2354
, Oct 22, 2014
Help three refineries survive by owners & unions cooperating
In the southeast, three refineries survived almost certain closure when their owners, and most of the industry, had given up on them. But we didn't give up. Working in a true bipartisan effort that is all too rare today,
I joined with elected leaders, with business leaders and with union leaders to find new owners and a new future for those refineries.
We were able to show new investors the skill, work ethic and limitless potential of the Pennsylvania worker.
And we were able to share with those new investors the vision of Pennsylvania's energy future as a world leader. Today, those refineries still employ thousands and support thousands of more jobs, from the truckers who
drive in and out with deliveries, to the lunch counters and small shops that will continue to thrive in the shadow of those plants.
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania Legislature
, Feb 5, 2013
Under Marcellus Shale is another bonanza, the Utica Shale
The Marcellus is a resource, a source of potential wealth, the foundation of a new economy. For every pipe running a mile underground we should have jobs at distribution centers, at refineries, at shipping ports, and the offices & companies that run them
What Pennsylvanians will gain is the jobs, the spinoffs, and if we don't scare off these industries with new taxes, the follow-up that comes along.
You see underneath the Marcellus Shale is another bonanza. It's called the Utica Shale. And where
Source: 2011 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania legislature
, Mar 8, 2011
End moratorium on natural gas drilling; develop oil shale
Q: Does Tom Corbett support a one year moratorium on natural gas drilling?
A: Tom Corbett does not support a one-year moratorium on natural gas drilling. Tom Corbett believes the Marcella Shale should be developed with strong
environmental stewardship and that we can continue to develop the natural gas resource while protecting our environment.
Source: Campaign website, tomcorbettforgovernor.com, "FAQ"
, Nov 2, 2010
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