HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that his Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit legislation, House Bill 1100
, will head to the governor’s desk for approval.
“This bill is about using natural gas in Northeast Pennsylvania to compete with manufactures overseas for the benefit of the people of Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Kaufer. “By utilizing natural gas to encourage manufacturing, we are making sure that the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania will benefit by attracting billions of dollars of investment, thousands of family-sustaining jobs, and world-class facilities locating to our region. This is a once in a generation opportunity, and our region cannot afford to miss it.”
Kaufer’s legislation reflects the existing Pennsylvania Resource Manufacturing tax credit that led to the Shell Cracker Plant investment in western Pennsylvania, a $6 billion investment and the largest construction site in North America employing roughly 7,000 people daily. This bill will focus on large manufacturers using Pennsylvania methane such as the production of ammonia, urea and methanol, among other manufacturing in Pennsylvania.
“This is our opportunity to use our abundant, affordable, and accessible natural gas to offset the cost of cheap labor overseas,” Kaufer continued. “This type of investment will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete with manufacturers overseas.”
For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at RepKaufer.com
Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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