• Stop New Energy Taxes

    Pennsylvania's Impact Tax - 1.7 Billion Dollars and Growing!

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  • OUR MISSION

    Like you, the diverse group of people that support job creation in Pennsylvania - "Citizens to Protect PA Jobs" - desire a quality of life for Pennsylvanians that can only be fully realized when job creation and economic growth are allowed to flourish.

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  • ISSUES

    The top priority for Citizens to Protect PA Jobs is promoting job creation and economic growth.

    In addition, we focus on the issues that directly impact job creation, including education, energy, environmental regulations, healthcare affordability and accessibility, labor laws, lawsuit abuse reform, and tax reform.

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Top Issues

Workforce Development

Pennsylvania has a workforce problem - a growing skills gap that is making it difficult for employers to find qualified job candidates to fill open positions. We're fighting to close this gap by working with businesses, educators, students and their families to help build the skilled workforce of tomorrow.


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Responsible State Spending

Government should operate within its means: evaluating the effectiveness of current programs; weeding out waste, fraud and abuse in spending; and investing wisely in worthy state-run programs that directly benefit taxpayers.



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Stop New Energy Taxes

Our natural gas industry holds the promise of economic growth and job creation. Additional taxes hinder this opportunity and drive companies to states with friendlier tax climates that share our resources. We're fighting against proposed new taxes on the industry that would pay for more state spending.

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Latest NewsVIEW ALL

Pennsylvania groundwater holding own against drilling boom, studies find

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.

Pa. natural gas boom falls in Russia's crosshairs as gas-rich nation amplifies discord in American politics, energy sector

When President Barack Obama won his first term, Russia was the world's leading natural gas producer.

Don't raise taxes on natural-gas producers

The industry pays its fair share in Pennsylvania and creates enormous economic benefits

Wolf will say anything to get re-elected

Editor: I cannot believe Gov. Wolf is making the claims he is on television.

Study: State could support up to four more ethane crackers

A study released Tuesday by the governor's office and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation suggests that up to four more ethane crackers could be built in Pennsylvania or Appalachia beyond Royal Dutch Shell's $6 billion petrochemical plant under construction in Beaver County.

Letter to the Editor: Vitali's anti-gas stance hurts his neighbors

In his recent commentary, state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166 of Haverford, continues to ignore important facts about Pennsylvania's natural gas industry ("Lobbyists, Money Do the Talking for Natural Gas Industry," March 6), which supports tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the commonwealth and is responsible for dramatic air quality improvements that we all benefit from.

Marcellus Shale exports from Philly jump in 2016

The number of ships exporting Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids out of Philadelphia's port quintupled in 2016, according to the Maritime Exchange, reflecting an increased flow of propane and other materials through Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus Hook terminal.

State lawmakers question drilling tax, wage hike as budget hearings begin

Three weeks of state budget hearings kicked off Tuesday with legislators scrutinizing Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to enact a new tax on natural gas drilling and raise the minimum wage.

Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale fulfills President Nixon's dream of energy independence

In 1973, President Richard Nixon promised the American people energy independence within 10 years.

Letter to the Editor: Severance tax on natural gas in Pennsylvania unnecessary thanks to impact fee

The truth about Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax proposal is that it not only threatens thousands of Pennsylvania jobs and discourages investment in Pennsylvania, but most importantly takes away money from our local communities.

Favors power plant

Jessup is presented with a golden opportunity from Invenergy's proposal to bring a state-of-the-art electric generating facility to our industrial area.

Wayne County to share in natural gas impact fees

Counties and communities that make up the 111th Legislative District will benefit from more than $12.5 million being awarded to local governments under Act 13, which generates money from impact fees placed on natural gas drillers in the state, announced Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne).