Monday, September 13, 2010

Kanjorski To Announce Energy Institute Formation Today

Later today Paul Kanjorski is expected to announce ANOTHER 1,000 jobs coming to our area via an Energy Institute he proposed earlier in the year. In this Citizen's Voice article by Michael Sisak Kanjorski shared the details of his plan on April 10, 2010.

Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke, envisions a public-private partnership between the federal government and regional colleges and universities which would support a "smart growth" approach to the gas drilling and infuse the region with more than 1,000 jobs. The institute would initially be funded through a five-year allocation of federal energy funds, he said.

Pay carefull attention to the ultimate players in this Energy Institute. Its more of our "Free Money".
"I have had the desire to have something that really manages the development, the smart development, of an energy field such as ours," Kanjorski said Friday.

Without planned development, the drilling of the Marcellus Shale could develop haphazardly, with rival gas companies crisscrossing the four-state shale footprint with independent pipelines, roads and waterways.

"At the state level, everyone's walking around saying, 'well, the state government is the only one with jurisdiction,' and the state government isn't doing very much about it," Kanjorski said. "At the federal level, we're looking at this."

Did I just read that Paul Kanjorski was telling Todd Eachus he is not doing his job?

Wilkes and the 12 other colleges and universities within Kanjorski's Congressional district could partner to shape the institute's long-term research, policy development and impact on the Marcellus Shale.

Jack Chielli, a spokesman for Wilkes University, confirmed the school's involvement in the proposed institute, but said, "it is a bit premature to be able to be commenting on this in any substantive way, because it's in the development stage.

Just as Joe Sestak lied about using non-profits to hide earmarks in his latest scandal it appears Kanjorski is following the same path. Earlier this year he hid an earmark for Schott Glass through the University of Scranton.

As this article points out some for profit companies are forming non-profit entities so they can circumvent the congressional ban on earmarks. Kanjorski appears to use a little different twist with Schott Glass and announced a "partnership" between the non-profit and the for-profit Schott Glass to skirt the rules. After all it was Paul Kanjorski who said "we have our own rules and we allocate this money."

If Paul Kanjorski is bringing all these jobs to Northeastern Pennsylvania why is our jobless rate at an all time high, why did our foreclosure rate jump 74%, and why are our home sales the lowest in 15 years?

Paul, we are patiently waiting for your answer.

Update: Like I said. Fiber optics, high speed rail, moving sidewalks, embassy training center, Wall Street West, Cornerstone Technologies..blah, blah, blah, blah. The catch-all phrase. The institute could continue receiving $1 million in DOE funding for the next few years, based on performance, need, and on the annual federal budget If it such a great idea Paul with the utomost significance to the area why is it that funding is guaranteed only for this year? Hmmmm...race..behind..yep that outta do it.

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