We need to use common sense – not political jargon – to pave a positive energy future here in Pennsylvania. Our state deserves better than politicians and unelected bureaucrats making regulatory decisions that wholly diminish the benefits received from the energy industry.
Domestic energy production helps create jobs and expand local economies that support residents across the state. As the second largest natural gas-producing state in the U.S., behind only Texas, Pennsylvania’s municipalities and counties rely on the millions of dollars in tax revenue from these natural gas resources to build sustained community development.
Doug McLinko is a Bradford County commissioner and president of America’s Rural Energy Coalition.