Archive for May, 2014

Former PA DEP Secretary Krancer Wants Sunoco To Condemn Your Property

May 7, 2014

What’s the fastest way to get approval to build a hotly contested, demonstrably volatile 299-mile gas liquids pipeline through numerous densely populated suburban Pennsylvania municipalities?

First, elevate your corporate status to Public Utility. Then, claim the right of Eminent Domain to bulldoze over local zoning restrictions and the objections of local residents. At least that’s how former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Michael L. Krancer, would like to see construction of Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline proceed. In fact, he’s leading the charge.

Litigate, Baby, Litigate

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Who’s Gonna Show #OneTermTommy The Door?

May 1, 2014

Good Governors Don’t Frack People

Most Pennsylvania primary elections are sleepy business. Not this one.

On May 20, 2014, an all-important primary election will be held, and it will probably determine the state’s next governor.

A whopping 55-34% of Pennsylvania voters feel that Tom Corbett does not deserve reelection, according to a recent Quinnipiac University pollPolitico Magazine has captioned Corbett “arguably the most vulnerable incumbent governor in 2014.” And, per Stephen Calabria in The Huffington Post on February 26, 2014, GOP Governor Tom Corbett Trails Each of His Democratic ChallengersIt’s one of the few causes for optimism in an otherwise fracked up commonwealth.   (more…)