Kathleen McGinty (2003 – 2008)
Kathleen McGinty, Gov. Ed Rendell’s appointee to the top DEP position, has held numerous jobs in the energy and regulatory sectors. She was the first woman to chair the White House Council on Environmental Quality during the Clinton administration and was a senior environmental advisor to Al Gore.One of McGinty’s appointments as DEP Secretary was Kathryn Klaber, the current president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, to the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee – a board that advises the DEP on potential impacts of air pollution regulations.
After leaving the DEP in 2008, McGinty joined the board of NRG Energy, an electricity producer operating 22 natural gas power plants. NRG is in the process of converting some of its coal power plants to gas.56
McGinty is also a board member of Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of the Spanish energy conglomerate whose interests include natural gas power plants, and a senior vice president and managing director of Weston Solutions, a consulting firm that, according to its website, “delivers integrated environmental, sustainability, property redevelopment, energy, and construction solutions.”57
Weston Solutions counts Chesapeake Energy among its clients and is a member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the American Gas Association, and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA).58
Finally, McGinty is an operating partner at Element Partners, a private equity firm that has investments in several companies in the natural gas industry, as is detailed in the Ed Rendell section above.59
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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA
I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.