Gov. Wolf’s $300 Million Philadelphia Boondoggle Begins

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is stealing $300 million from PA taxpayers and giving it to union bosses in Philadelphia–and everyone is celebrating like it’s some great thing. As we previously reported, over the past two years Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) has been on a mission to expand their operation at the Southport Marine site in Philadelphia by leasing an additional 200 acres to build a terminal for shale oil imports and exports (see Marcellus Caught in Crossfire of Philly Port Leasing Controversy). PES was willing to invest its own money in the project. But last month Gov. Tom Wolf canceled PES’ plans by giving a $300 million bribe, er a, “investment” of taxpayer’s money to turn that 200 acres into a big parking lot to park incoming cars arriving by container ships from Japan (see PA Gov Wolf Kills Plan for PES Refinery Expansion in Philadelphia). A bunch of (sleazy) politicians and union officials had a big Christmas party on Wednesday to celebrate the theft of taxpayer money for the project, and to pay Wolf on the back for being the thief…

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