Archive for March 16th, 2011

PA Gov. Corbett’s Budget Chief Explains Why PA Does Not Need a Marcellus Shale Gas Severance Tax

The budget battle in Pennsylvania has heated up. One of the biggest controversies has to do with PA’s lack of a severance tax on gas drilling in the state. Gov. Tom Corbett’s recently unveiled budget does not include a severance tax, which has been the focus of many who oppose the newly elected administration. Corbett’s […]

Dallas Township, PA Supervisors to Present Local Ordinance for Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

Supervisors of Dallas Township (Luzerne County), PA are tentatively planning to present a natural gas drilling ordinance at their April 5th meeting according to Township Solicitor Thomas Brennan.

EXCO Resources Withdraws Offer to Lease Land for Marcellus Drilling in Ford City, PA

EXCO Resources has withdrawn an offer made to the borough of Ford City, PA to lease borough-owned land for Marcellus Shale drilling:

New Marcellus Shale Co-op Created for Local Governments in PA to Share Information and Experience

Jesse White, Pennsylvania State Representative for the 46th Legislative District, which includes portions of Beaver, Washington and Allegheny Counties, has formed a new Marcellus Municipal Co-op for local PA governments to band together as they tackle the tough issues of local zoning ordinances and laws to deal with a very active drilling industry within their […]


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