PA Democrat In-fighting re Member of Wolf’s Pipeline Task Force

The UninvitedThis story is amusing–PA Democrat infighting over the composition of the PA Gov. Tom Wolf’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force. You’ll recall we brought you Wolf’s announcement that the PennFuture Secretary of the Dept. of Environmental Protection, John Quigley, would head a new task force to oversee (i.e. slow down) the development of local shale gas gathering pipelines (see Disaster on the Horizon: PA Gov Wolf Creates Pipeline Task Force). In July the DEP announced the list of 42 members of the Task Force, one-third of whom work for Wolf in state government jobs (see PA Gov Wolf Packs Pipeline Task Force with His Own Minions). What we didn’t know is that apparently there was at least one anti-fossil fueler who is so extreme, not even PennFuture’s own John Quigley wanted him on the task force. Scott Cannon, from Luzerne County, PA, was originally invited to be a member of the task force. Cannon is well known as an anti-driller in NEPA, running around with a video camera shooting anti-fracking propaganda films. It seems Cannon’s name somehow got on the list to be invited, and then, suddenly, he was uninvited. All signs point to Quigley, a fellow liberal Democrat, as the one who did the uninviting…

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