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The Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization that stresses that government in Pennsylvania - and government leaders in the Commonwealth - should focus on accountability, efficiency, and responsibility in providing government services and in public service. The Center places special emphasis on free market principles, the role of servanthood, and the responsibilities of citizenship that form the foundation of our political structure.

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The EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” Will Have Far Reaching Negative Impacts on the Economy and Middle Class

By Charles E. Greenawalt, Ph.D., Senior Fellow on

Plan will shatter the nation and Pennsylvania’s opportunity to capitalize the growing global coal market and the state’s ranking as one the top energy exporting and electricity generating states. With the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the need for “urgent replacement of fossil fuels with renewables”, focus on energy policies is again generating much […]

Stop The EPA’s War Against The Poor

By Dr. Shawn Ritenour, Ph.D. on

In this year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama promoted his vision of “middle-class economics.” As part of his program, he pledged to lower taxes for working families, “putting thousands of dollars back into their pockets each year.” Alas, what his budget proposal pledged to giveth, his energy policy taketh away. The industry regulations […]

New Energy Taxes Will Cost Pennsylvania Jobs

By Earl Baker on

We all remember positively the Spirit of ’76, when Americans declared Independence! But we also need to remember the Spirit of 1791, when Pennsylvanians fought against oppressive taxation in the Whiskey Rebellion. The farmers of Western Pennsylvania who had a thriving sideline business did not welcome additional taxation and were willing to put up a […]