US Sen Casey (PA) Wants Money for Marcellus Jobs Training

Politicians like U.S. Senator Bob Casey (from Pennsylvania) are sickening. He makes us want to throw up. Casey introduced and is lead sponsor of legislation in the Senate called the FRAC Act—Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals. It is an anti-drilling bill plain and simple. Casey has repeatedly called for federal intervention in his own state on the issue of fracking and shale drilling. Then he turns around and sticks his hand out and wants Shell to locate a $2 billion ethane cracker plant that uses shale gas in his state (see The Two Faces of Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) on Shale Drilling).

Once again, Casey has conveniently flipped sides and has his hand out. The enormous job growth in Pennsylvania due to shale drilling cannot be ignored, so Casey figures he can grab some money from the federal till for a jobs training program in his state (buys him more votes, you see). Earth to Casey: The shale drilling industry is already hiring and training thousands of people in your state–without the need to transfer taxpayers’ hard-earned money to your walking-around, vote-buying account…

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