Sing along with Josh

Sing along with Josh

State Attorney-General Josh Shapiro latest crusade has led his office to the doors of the Department of Environmental Protection and the natural gas drillers whose activities they are supposed to be regulating. According to the findings of a two- year state grand...
‘Family’ man

‘Family’ man

State House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Drillers) resigned from office this week, and, as expected, announced he would start work as “general counsel” for Pittsburgh-based People’s Natural Gas. Given Turzai’s stalwart service to the natural gas...
Passing the torch

Passing the torch

State House Speaker Mike Turzai announced this week that he won’t run for re-election. So who’ll be next to lead the GOP in partisan budget brinksmanship while kowtowing to the gas-drilling industry?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before …

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before …

Natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania have for nearly 14 years been allowed to extract gas from the marcellus shale formation without paying a the state a severance tax. Thanks to a caucus of bought-and-paid-for state legislators (hello, GOP majorities), huge...