1 November 2012 0 Comments

The Enemy Within Republicans Part 1- Shell Ethane Cracker, Beaver County – Republican Corporate Cronies Selling Out the Forgotten Taxpayer

The Enemy Within Republicans Part 1- Shell Ethane Cracker, Beaver County –    Republican Corporate Cronies Selling Out the Forgotten Taxpayer   Corporate  Cronyism is, frequently, also Union Cronyism. The Forgotten Taxpayer is forced to  fund those connected to the elected.                                  […]

26 June 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index Update June 2012 Part 3: Key Votes – Act 13 of 2012 Interacts with Act 16 of 2012

Act 13 of 2012 imposes  the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee/Tax l and Act 16 of 2012 creates the Shell Cracker Keystone Opportunity Zone. This political dynamic is instructive. In my view, politicizing economic decisions has had an adverse impact on both politics and power as well as our economy and our individual, financial, well-being. On […]

4 June 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index Part 14: Key Votes – Act 16 of 2012 – Keystone Opportunity Zone

Act 16 of 2012   Feb 14  2012    SB 1237  Keystone Opportunity Zone and Shell Cracker Facility TIER 3   AGAINST LIBERTY   This was a near UNANIMOUS VOTE, only Sen. John Eichelberger voted “Nay” in the General Assembly and there appear to be valid reasons for a “yea” or “nay” vote. ALL MEMBERS will have 50 points […]

26 February 2012 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale: Royal Dutch Shell plc and the Reindustrialization of Southeast Pennsylvania

Timothy Puko of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 17 January 2012 talks of the potential that may be awaiting southeast Penna if Royal Dutch Shell builds a natural gas ethane plant in Beaver County. “The plant is likely to bring thousands of jobs and more than $1 billion in investment just from Shell, which would take ethane from […]

25 February 2012 0 Comments

Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas: Productive Job Creator: White House 12 Jan. 2012 and More

These headlines are stunning: Natural gas is getting America Working Again with more affordable energy for residential and business users and with the jobs created by energy development. Marcellus Shale Coalition January 17, 2012 In the News presents a series of postings, the first from the Obama White House: The White House: “A Boom in […]