Katie McGinty on Energy & Oil



Corn ethanol as renewable fuel can replace some fossil fuels

Toomey says the use of corn ethanol is an economic harm to Pennsylvania, provides no environmental benefit and is "another example of how Katie McGinty loves to pick these corporate welfare programs that enrich a handful of huge agribusiness companies at the cost of average families and consumers and workers," Toomey told reporters.

McGinty, a long-time clean-energy advocate who served as a top environmental policy adviser to former Gov. Ed Rendell and former President Bill Clinton, supports the use of corn ethanol as a renewable fuel that can replace the need for some fossil fuels, according to her campaign.

A 2007 federal law requires companies to blend billions of gallons of ethanol into their gasoline. But it has come under scrutiny as to whether it reduces pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to produce a report on the impacts of biofuels by December 2017.

Source: The Morning Call on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate debate , Sep 12, 2016

No fracking COMPANY donations; but some from fracking execs

The fight on fracking resurrected a clash from early in the race, when McGinty said she had received no campaign contributions from the oil or gas industries. She has taken some donations from executives either at oil & gas companies or in closely relate businesses, such as pipelines--but she has said no money has come directly from oil or gas firms or their political arms. "I do not have a penny from an oil company, a gas company," she said, while noting several endorsements from environmental advocates McGinty has worked in key environmental protection jobs throughout her career, as well as privately in the energy industry.

"Stop splitting hairs," Fetterman fired back, saying her oil and gas donations run into the six figures--citing a broad range of contributions from law firms, lobbyists, and many others, some with only loose ties to oil and gas. One donation he cites is from a lawyer who opposes fracking. McGinty argued that Fetterman, by his broad standard, has accepted similar donations.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate debate , Apr 6, 2016

Make Pennsylvania a leader in wind and solar once again

Pennsylvania energy resources should help power new industries and innovative manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Katie supports expanding opportunities in clean energy so we can create jobs while protecting the environment. When Katie was DEP Secretary, Pennsylvania was a leader in clean energy jobs and she will make us a leader in wind and solar once again.
Source: 2014 PA gubernatorial campaign website, KatieMcGinty.com , Nov 1, 2014

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