PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo has released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of House Bill 1100.
“We applaud Gov. Wolf for his bold leadership in vetoing this dangerous bill,” said Jacquelyn Bonomo, President and CEO of PennFuture. “A bill that provides open-ended taxpayer subsidies to the fracked gas and petrochemical industries is not in the best interest of Pennsylvanians. We stand in solidarity with those who cherish clean air, clean water and healthy jobs and demand that the Legislature not attempt to override the governor’s veto of House Bill 1100.
In addition, PennFuture stands ready to work with our elected officials and labor unions on a sustainable economic development policy that doesn’t incentivize pollution and moves our state away from the boom-and-bust industries that have devastated our towns and cities for the last century.”
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
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