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McGinty hired by Philadelphia life sciences firm

Former state environmental secretary and U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty has been hired by Militia Hill Ventures, a Philadelphia-based life sciences company. The firm specializes in growing early-stage companies. Its portfolio includes firms working to combat cystic fibrosis and cancer. “It’s a very hands-on approach,” says McGinty, who is joining Militia Hill as a partner. “We [...]

Fracking is becoming a big deal in the Democratic Senate race

It’s fueled a drilling boom in the U.S. Now, fracking is becoming fodder on the campaign trail. The three leading Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Pat Toomey have been sparring over the past few weeks over environmental issues—particularly fracking. Former Congressman and Navy Rear Admiral Joe Sestak and Braddock [...]

Wolf picks former challenger, DEP secretary McGinty for chief of staff

Pennsylvania’s Governor-elect Tom Wolf has tapped Katie McGinty, a former challenger and state environmental protection secretary, to be his chief of staff. After finishing fourth in the June primary, McGinty led the Fresh Start political action committee that campaigned on behalf of Wolf and other democrats. She will help with the transition to the next [...]

McGinty contributor got fast-tracked permit for coal plant when she ran DEP

In 2005, as the head of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty fast-tracked a permit for a controversial waste coal power plant in western Pennsylvania. In recent months, McGinty has accepted $120,000 in campaign contributions from a coal executive behind the project. The Beech Hollow power plant was ultimately never built. [...]

McGinty returned campaign check from Pa. businessman tied to West Virginia spill

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty has returned campaign donations from a Western Pennsylvania coal executive tied to the West Virginia chemical spill. According to Capitolwire, McGinty’s campaign was unaware of the connection between the donor and Freedom Industries– the company at the center of the January accident which left thousands of people without water.

McGinty: Gas is part of ‘secret sauce’ to drive economic growth

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty said today she views the Marcellus Shale as an important economic driver, while pressing for a severance tax on gas production. “I don’t support a moratorium,” she said. “I think the responsible production and use of the Marcellus Shale gas is actually part of the secret sauce as to how [...]

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