Governor Wolf: Veto HB 1100, Stop Taxpayer Money to Fossil Fuel Companies

Posted Feb 27, 2020, by Veronica Coptis


The Senate and House passed HB 1100, which would subsidize petrochemical development in Pennsylvania from now until 2050, costing taxpayers $22 million per year for each facility that takes advantage. It is up to Governor Wolf to veto the legislation and save taxpayer money.

 Take Action and Demand Gov Veto HB 1100

 When Shell shopped around the idea of building an ethane cracker plant in Appalachia, Pennsylvania lured them here with the largest tax break in PA’s history – $1.65 billion. This was supposed to be a one-time break, but PA legislators want to extend that same tax break to any petrochemical companies that want to use Pennsylvania’s fracked gas in order to double-down on their fossil-fueled vision of turning our state into a plastics manufacturing hub. HB 1100 represents yet another investment into a fossil-fueled economy, one that locks us into years of increased extraction and production, meaning more impacts to our air, our water, our communities, and our vulnerable economies. 

Tell Governor Wolf: veto HB 1100 when it comes to his desk


  • Veronica Coptis

    Veronica Coptis joined the CCJ staff in March 2013 as a Community Organizer and is now serving as the Executive Director. She grew up in western Greene County near the Bailey Mine Complex and currently lives in the eastern part of the county. Before joining the CCJ staff, Veronica served on the Board of Directors for CCJ and organized with Mountain Watershed Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from West Virginia University. She enjoys hiking and geocaching at Ryerson State Park and other areas around Greene County with her husband and daughters. Read more about Veronica in a New Yorker Magazine profile at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/the-future-of-coal-country. Contact Veronica at veronica@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

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