Our energy sector continues to grow. While we welcome new energy business to Pennsylvania, we must be sure to maintain transparency and put in place regulations to protect our air, water and soil quality. Most important, we need to avoid putting corporate profits ahead of our citizens’ needs.
It is also important that we restore funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Currently, our regulators do not have the resources they need to enforce current laws that protect our environment from abuse and misuse.
Pennsylvania should strive to be a leader in alternative energy. The development, promotion, and use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind would improve our environment, provide jobs for Pennsylvanians, and help strengthen our economy.