Tax Not Popular With Marcellus Shale Gas Industry

Citizen’s Voice By Elizabeth Skrapits Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget is a winner for the state Department of Environmental Protection and for economic development, but a tax on natural gas extraction included in the proposal is not popular with the Marcellus Shale gas industry. A major new source of revenue is a proposed severance tax […]

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Wolf Budget Includes $100K for Marcellus Shale Health Registry

State Impact By Marie Cusick In his budget plan unveiled Tuesday, Governor Wolf proposed a $100,000 funding increase to the state Department of Health to create a registry to monitor people who live near natural gas drilling sites. After New York State banned fracking late last year, citing public health concerns, Wolf said he planned to […]

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Wolf says Pennsylvania severance tax ‘not a partisan idea’

Power Source By Laura Legere Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a tax on natural gas production in his budget Tuesday that would raise money for education and environmental protection programs, while maintaining funding for communities at roughly the same level they are expected to receive this year from the current Marcellus Shale impact fee. Mr. Wolf’s […]

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Tax On Shale-Gas Drillers Would Punish Industry, Turzai says

Trib Live By Brad Bumstead STEELTON — A 5 percent severance tax on shale gas drilling that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to announce would be punitive and would hurt a burgeoning industry in the long run, House Speaker Mike Turzai warned Monday. The Marshall Republican said he has not seen details of Wolf’s budget proposal, […]

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Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate oil and gas drilling

Power Source By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can’t be used to circumvent the state’s authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule […]

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Severance Tax vs. Impact Fees On Natural Gas

WNEP By John Meyer SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY — Governor Tom Wolf is traveling the state, promoting his plan to tax the natural gas industry to help pay for education, but counties and communities that already get a lot of cash from the state’s impact fee on natural gas fear the governor’s plan could take money from […]

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