World War T: OH Severance Tax is Dead, but May Come Back Again

OH Gov. John Kasich–known around these parts as the “foreigner-hunter” (see OH Gov. Kasich Goes Foreigner-Hunting in Strasburg)–thought his brilliant plan to assess Utica drilling in the state with a high severance tax would be “a layup.” Thankfully, he blew the easy shot.

A high oil and gas severance tax in Ohio is, for now, dead. But like the zombies in World War Z, don’t expect it to stay dead–at least according to Gov. Kasich. He hasn’t given up on the idea. Like those pesky and energetic zombies chasing Brad Pitt, you can expect a higher severance tax to spring back to un-life at any time…

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