Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Does the Fracker want a Cracker?

It was announced that Beaver County, PA will be getting a cracker plant.  The "cracker plant" is Royal Dutch Shell's project, and it won't be Saltines being churned out.   As usual, the hype is all about the jobs and nothing about the cost to health, safety or well being of it's workers or those living nearby.

Corbett is smiling, presumably about the cracker plant, however there is more to the story.

East Resources was sold to Royal Dutch Shell, the former CEO, Terry Pegula became an executive with Royal Dutch Shell and retired shortly after the sale.  His wife, Kim, was listed as an executive for Royal Dutch Shell according to campaign finance disclosures.

Terry & Kim donated $280,000 to Tom Corbett's 2010 campaign.   Tom Corbett later appointed Terry to the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.  Read more here:You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard!

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