Anti-Drillers Cheer PA Gov Wolf’s New Appointment to Head PUC

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) “balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.” The PUC also greatly affects the state’s shale drilling industry (see Major Milestone: PA PUC Rules Mariner East IS a Public Utility and PA PUC Says Impact Fee Payment Calculations Still “Off”). So it was with keen interest that we noticed newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf has appointed a new head of the PUC, Gladys Brown, a true believer in man-made global warming and someone who advocates for so-called energy efficiency (i.e. lock down your thermostat) and reducing carbon emissions (i.e. tax industry into oblivion). We see a coming disaster with Brown at the helm of the PUC. Still glad you elected Wolf? No, we didn’t think so…

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