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Time to produce jobs

May 5, 2013

We need more jobs and economic growth in Pennsylvania, so we can’t sit on the sidelines when over 1,000 good Pennsylvania jobs could be lost to out-of state workers....

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pinecr

May-08-13 12:49 PM

Many texans are moving into our area and I don't think it is because of the beautiful scenery...gas industry has sold this state a bill of worthless goods...saying how they will hire local, well take a look around at any bar on the Pine Creek road and you will see it filled with gas workers from out of state enjoying a brew before or after work. Most jobs will be filled with out of state workers because that is always the way of the gas industry...and once the gas industry is done with this state there will be many, many empty hotels and motels and we will be a ghost town like so many before us...same old story like in so many other states where the gasholes have been...pollute the area and then leave.

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CMReeder

May-06-13 12:49 PM

Not as much as you do Gavin.

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gavinf56

May-06-13 12:10 PM

Chuck, lol, you just make stuff up as you go now.

born here, sorry about that, you got caught in some crossfire. Yea I know it's both sides and its not going to stop even when Corbett loses the next election.

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BornHere

May-06-13 11:45 AM

I didn't say it was Corbett's fault. Rendell $200,000 from the industry. In one way or the other all of these politicians are in the gas industries pocketbook.

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CMReeder

May-06-13 11:14 AM

Private industry doesn't provide temporary jobs Gavin they provide 'real' jobs. At least that is what you on the right say they create real jobs for real people. Government need not apply.

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CMReeder

May-06-13 11:11 AM

As usual Gavin you veered from the topic in your fyi. You did nothing but provocate and you know it. I did not write the letter. Jobs will go to those who are qualified and depending on who is the employer whether they will be union or not. Construction is temporary. Life of the finished facility in this case will depend on the viability of the resource operated by non-union industries.

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CMReeder

May-06-13 11:05 AM

Rendell gave the keyes but Corbett open the flood gates to the gas companies.

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gavinf56

May-06-13 9:25 AM

You almost have to laugh at the"Government spends taxpayers money for temp jobs is good, private industry spending money for those same type jobs is bad" mentality.

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gavinf56

May-06-13 8:56 AM

Rendell gave the gas companies the keys, but yet it's Corbett's fault.

Drink.

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gavinf56

May-06-13 8:54 AM

The fyi addressed to you made no mention about "locals", but that you addressed it as such isn't surprising with your long history of reading comprehension.

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BornHere

May-06-13 8:53 AM

Corbett $1.8 million from the industry.

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CMReeder

May-06-13 8:41 AM

"The liberals on this forum do not understnd that liberals in Harrisburg will not stop drilling, just tax the*****out of it in order to line their own pockets."

Meanwhile the conservatives have sold out PA and the gas company has stuffed their pockets.

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CMReeder

May-06-13 8:39 AM

For my information, how sweet. They are temporary jobs and I'm not the one who wrote the letter complaining that locals not getting these jobs. But as usual Mr. Ferringer you are clueless.

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BornHere

May-06-13 7:12 AM

The reason Gas Companies are going to North Dakota is farmers and ranchers cannot prevent drillers from drilling.

The rights to the minerals below these farms and ranches were separated from the rights to the land decades ago.

All of this drilling is being done without anyone's consent, so drilling companies are doing whatever they want.

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gavinf56

May-05-13 6:41 PM

...and for Mr. Reeders information, these type of construction projects pay very well, union or not and you will not see those "undocumented workers" at these type of job sites.

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gavinf56

May-05-13 6:35 PM

TTfP, I agree. Google "Construction of Front Royal power plant sparks hiring" and read the Shenandoah Valley article about them gas power plant going in there.

The GC is from TX. People go to where the jobs are and to think that a contractor building a project needs to use only local labor is just plain ridiculous.

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-05-13 6:24 PM

Gavin56,

I do agree there will be a lot from PA that fill the jobs (probably the majority) but if Moxie doesn't want to make a pledge to the government officials that ALL jobs (at least that is the way I interpreted the LTE) will be filled from PA residents, it is because they probably plan on using other contractors and/or subs to do or supervise the job.

In looking at some of the experiences and past projects that the company leadership has worked on, several of the GC's were from other states. I would suspect they would bid these companies that they have had good experiences with.

In the end, I believe that we both would think the free-market ought to be allowed to determine how it goes and keep the government from dictating.

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eriklatranyi

May-05-13 6:03 PM

The liberals on this forum do not understnd that liberals in Harrisburg will not stop drilling, just tax the*****out of it in order to line their own pockets.

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Bufftrev1

May-05-13 3:15 PM

Well said, Charles..

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eriklatranyi

May-05-13 12:24 PM

Tgrammiex4:

Domestic, low-cost energy will produce manufacturing jobs, but we still need to address taxes, regulations and the unwillingness by some to actually work.

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Tgrammiex4

May-05-13 12:05 PM

We need not only gas co. jobs here but manufacturing jobs. So many have closed/ left the area. There's a segment of the population here who have worked these types of jobs thier whole lives. Too young to retire but old enough that college would not be worthwhile at this stage of thier lives. This whole country needs to start making things again and do it competatively.

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CMReeder

May-05-13 11:26 AM

Another anti government, tax, liberal rant form pinhead Eric.

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eriklatranyi

May-05-13 10:53 AM

The gas industry has also moved to North Dakota where they do not have protesters demonstrating and liberals rubbing their hands together for the tax revenue.

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eriklatranyi

May-05-13 10:52 AM

The GC for this project will be from out of the area....there are no local GCs who have experience building power plants.

It is stupid to think one contractor is just like every other.

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CMReeder

May-05-13 10:14 AM

That is not what the former workers were told.

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