An open letter to State Governors (PA only)

Veto recently passed HB732 and stand up for a sustainable, ethical future for PA

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During the coronavirus pandemic, you have rightly understood that the best thing for our economy is to listen to the science and defeat the virus, even if that hurts in the short term. The same is true when it comes to the climate catastrophe. The best thing for Pennsylvania is to transition away from our dependence on fossil fuels, not encourage their growth. That is why I am asking you to veto HB732. In 2012, Pennsylvania approved a $1.65 billion in tax credits for the Shell cracker plant. After its construction is complete, it is only expected to create 600 permanent jobs. The prospects for plants supported by the new tax credits are even less: A study of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association, a trade group that supported the bill, estimated that each plant will create only 150 permanent jobs. You campaigned on creating a severance tax for the natural gas industry in PA. But by making this bill a law you will effectively be doing the opposite, signing a tax credit that will both cost taxpayers hundreds of millions and also make any effort to reach your own stated goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050 nearly impossible. Veto this bill, Governor Wolf, and stand up for a healthy, safe future for the people of the Commonwealth today and a clean, sustainable environment for generations to come.

First sent on July 20, 2020 by Indivisble Chester County

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