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Federal Legislation Would Benefit Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

(Pennsylvania Business Report, 2/14/24) U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Bipartisan Building Trades Caucus co-chairmen, recently introduced the bipartisan Pre-Apprenticeships To Hardhats...
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FirstEnergy Scraps 2030 Goal in Rare Embrace of Coal

(Bloomberg, 2/9/24) FirstEnergy Corp. abandoned its 2030 target for slashing greenhouse-gas emissions because coal plants can’t be replaced in time, marking a major about-face in...
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EPA Releases Punishing New Air Standard

(National Association of Manufacturers, 2/8/24) In a move that could have a significant negative impact on manufacturing in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency on...
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New poll reveals Allegheny County voters most concerned about crime and public safety

September 12, 2023 | New poll reveals Allegheny County voters most concerned about crime and public safety. Voters generally pessimistic about the economy.
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The Issue: Hydrogen

September 7, 2023 | SUMMARY: The Biden administration has committed billions of dollars to developing ways to turn natural gas into hydrogen, a fuel that...
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Major, New Coalition Forms To Defend Traditional Industry

For Planning Purposes Only March, 11, 2020 Contact: Dennis Roddy 412.855.2676 PITTSBURGH, PA -- A coalition of labor, business and civic leaders will announce...
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Beaver County sees economic growth amid cracker construction

Construction of Shell Chemicals’ ethane cracker plant made Beaver County a leader in economic growth two years ago, new data reveals. Construction of Shell Chemicals’...
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Public policy should support, not eliminate, technology behind shale gas revolution

A flood of climate plans has been released recently by 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, with some centering on eliminating the very technology that’s driving economic...
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OP-ED: Natural gas driving force behind Pa. manufacturing growth

Pennsylvania is steeped with a rich manufacturing history – boosted by a blue collar, hardworking spirit upon which Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and the surrounding communities was...
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When it comes to oil and gas job growth, Pennsylvania is tops

We get a lot of reports touting the job creation factor in the oil and gas industry, and a nugget from October's Energy Stat of...
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