I endorse former DEP Secretary John Hanger for PA Governor. He has a fair and sound outlook on our complex energy and environmental needs. Best luck, John.
His position on fracking seems very close to mine, and most realistic: If we have to have it (and I don’t see a plausible transition from fossil fuels to renewables without it), we need to protect our citizens and environment, and capitalize on Marcellus shale to the benefit of all. I don’t see a gubernatorial candidate rigidly opposed to fracking winning PA.
Corbett’s allegiance to our citizens and environment is suspect, given his $1.8M+ in campaign contributions. We’ll have to see how Eugene DePasquale’s audits turn up. DePasquale promised me those would occur on “Day One” during his candidacy.
Hanger criticizes the Governor for not doing enough to benefit all: “Despite a falling national unemployment rate and a global energy bonanza, Tom Corbett produced rising unemployment. It’s jaw-dropping,” Hanger said on PoliticsPA, which first broke of his candidacy.
This seems very close also to DePasquale’s, who I worked hard to get in as Auditor General: Eugene will “support the growth of the natural gas industry, but more importantly, to ensure that communities throughout Pennsylvania have the tools necessary to ensure safe and abundant natural resources.”
Hanger has long been a tireless advocate for renewable energy. I am confident that will continue.