Tell the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission what you think
Back in March, Governor Tom Corbett formed the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission (MSAC) and assigned its 30 members the task of determining how to balance job creation with environmental protection. Many believe this “balancing act” will not be done fairly, as the Commission includes 13 people with ties to the gas industry who have given a combined total of $557,000 to Mr. Corbett’s political campaigns since 2008. Twelve more Commission members have ties with companies whose executives or political action committees contributed another $562,000, and one is the son of a $300,000 contributor. All together, this amounts to just over $1.4 million in contributions to Corbett.