A PA Chamber-led coalition of Pennsylvania’s leading business and industry associations sent a letter last week to Governor Josh Shapiro and the General Assembly promoting Pennsylvania as a 21st century global energy hub.
The coalition wrote that, at the dawn of a new administration and with many new members of the legislature, the associations stand as a reliable resource and partner in crafting energy policies that will ensure a robust and affordable energy supply to Pennsylvania customers, promote production, and provide greater opportunities in the domestic and global marketplace.
Excerpts from the letter can be found below:
As you begin this new chapter of Pennsylvania’s history, we collectively encourage you to work in a bipartisan manner to foster creative, productive public policy that ensures a robust, reliable, and affordable energy supply to our Commonwealth’s businesses and families. By removing barriers to investment and creating opportunities for both businesses and individuals, we can position our state to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy.
Through bipartisan policymaking, we have the unique chance to support policies that promote domestic energy production and its use in legacy and innovative industries. This will result in a dynamic marketplace with greater opportunities for our citizens, many of whom have departed for other states in search of opportunity. Pennsylvania is too rich in resources and people to continue to decline in population.
By working together, we can advance public policy that responsibly leverages our vast energy resources to encourage both legacy and emerging industries to grow here in Pennsylvania and as a result, create a more prosperous and inclusive economy while combating inflation and improving our national energy security. We have an exciting opportunity before us, and we look forward to serving as a partner and resource to move Pennsylvania forward.