Saturday, June 09, 2012

Hey, More Free Money For Rich People

Because austerity. Or Free Market. Or CAPITALISM. Or whatever.

The $1.65 billion tax deal the Corbett administration is negotiating with Shell Oil Co. to locate an ethane processing plant in western Pennsylvania is shaping up to be the biggest such state investment Pennsylvania history.

And now it appears, it's just getting bigger.

Under the deal, taxpayers would foot the bill for hazardous materials clean up at the western Pennsylvania site, a cost that could easily soar into the tens of millions, according to a report by CapitolWire news service.