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Monday, November 26, 2012

John Hanger To Launch Candidacy For Governor In 2014

Democrat John Hanger to launch his 2014 Pa. gubernatorial bid on Wednesday

JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News


Count John Hanger in for the 2014 governor's race.
john hanger John Hanger will launch his candidacy on Wednesday for the Democratic nomination in the 2014 governor's race.
 
Hanger, a 55-year-old Harrisburg lawyer, will make a stop in Harrisburg on Wednesday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. Hanger will appear at 2 p.m. at the East Entrance to the state Capitol, or inside the East Wing Rotunda in the event of inclement weather. 
 
 He will start the day on Wednesday with a stop in Philadelphia and travel to Harrisburg by school bus in a symbolic sign of his commitment to public education. 
 
He will be traveling to Pittsburgh on Thursday to make his announcement there. 
 
Hanger, 55, served on the state Public Utility Commission for five years in the 1990s and headed the Department of Environmental Protection under Rendell for nearly three years. He also was the founding president of the environmental group Penn Future. 
 
He is one of more than a handful Democrats who have expressed interest in challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014.



3 comments :

Anonymous said...

He is the last thing Pennsylvanians need in office, the dep is too strong already. We need to get property rights back to property owners, not just be the tax paying renters for the government.

Anonymous said...

Let us hope his plan is to stop the rape and destruction of Pennsylvania, the pollution of water and air caused by the drilling. Maybe he has a plan to institute clean energy initiatives like wind. All those people who cry that the frackers bring jobs..well, so do the clean energy people! Maybe he has a plan to save what is left of our Commonwealth so our children and grandchildren will have a beautiful place to live as well. Corbett is hell bent on destroying it all. He does, after all, work for the energy companies and not the citizens of this state.

Anonymous said...

Wind energy is not the answer.

Wind currently meets less than one percent of Pennsylvania's total power demand, and it comes at a FAR higher price than coal and natural gas...not to mention the federal subsidies that make wind feasible to begin with - the uncertainty over that federal giveaway program in the coming year is the reason many wind project have been cancelled in the past 9 months or so.

Let's also not get into the number of wind turbines that would have to be built, and the amount of land clearing needed to support them. People have opposed those in many parts of the state.

Renewables will keep the lights on for about 70 minutes of a 1440 minute day. Where's the rest come from?

Shale gas is going to save US residential utility customers about $75 billion this year alone. That's $650/year for the average home that can go toward other essential items, not to mention the potential that people won't have to resort to more dangerous heating sources because they can't afford their utilities.