Tom Wolf is giving Kimberly-Clark $6 million of our money to create a gas power plant on the Delaware but he doesn’t want us to frack anywhere near the Delaware!
In early 2013, the Proctor & Gamble manufacturing plant in Wyoming County (northeastern PA) began generating 100% of its own energy needs thanks to the Marcellus Shale beneath plant property. The plant, which manufactures Pampers and Luvs diapers and Charmin toilet tissue, uses a LOT of electricity and natural gas. They built their own gas-fired electric plant and began generating all of their own electricity–enough electricity to power 40,000 homes!
Fast forward to today. P&G competitor Kimberly Clark has just announced that it too will build a gas-fired electric plant, in Chester County (near Philadelphia), to power its plant that manufactures Scott 1000 toilet paper. What is it about toilet paper and gas? Kimberly Clark is getting a $6 million grant from PA toward the $150 million project. Make way for another new major customer for PA’s Marcellus fracked gas.