PA Gov Wolf: Forget Burning Natgas, Make PVC Pipe Instead

A question and answer session with PA Gov. Tom Wolf at the Harrisburg Patriot-News reveals a lot about his attitude and thinking with regard to the Marcellus Shale industry. Hinting at his previous statement that if the industry doesn’t agree to his tax he’ll ban them (see PA Gov Wolf Turns Bully, Threatens Ban on Drilling Absent New Tax), Wolf, in answering a question about the drilling industry and how it conducts itself said the industry will “do this [Marcellus drilling] right or we can’t do it at all.” He failed to define what he means by doing it right. Wolf also said that while he’s in favor of extracting Marcellus Shale gas, he (fantastically) thinks it’s a waste to burn it! Instead, HE wants to use it to make things, like artificial wood for decks and PVC for pipes. He’s more interested in solar and wind than he is natural gas (must be John Hanger’s influence). What a mess this man’s thinking is on one of PA’s most important natural resources. He’s going to screw it up if he continues on this dangerously naive course…

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