The path to breaking out of these economic conditions may be our ability to take advantage of a new economy that is about to emerge here in Pennsylvania -- the New Energy Economy.
Pennsylvania has been blessed by its abundance of natural resources, and our area is no exception. We have an opportunity to be a key player in the new energy economy, but we need the political leadership to take advantage of our resources.
Kurt believes we have to encourage investment in clean and liquid coals to jumpstart our local economy. As has been pointed out time and time again, Pennsylvania is the Saudi Arabia of coal, and a successful effort into utilizing this energy in new ways would grow our economy tremendously.
Kurt also believes we have to protect the growing Marcellus Shale economy by making reasoned regulations and not taxing the industry out of Pennsylvania. Marcellus Shale deposits offer our state an economic opportunity to become a leader again in the energy sector.