PPG Op-Ed: Don’t Kill the Marcellus Goose Laying the Golden Eggs

We suppose sooner or later it had to happen–the increasingly anti-drilling Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran an op-ed that tells the truth about PA Democrat’s plans to slap a severance tax on drilling–on top of an already high impact fee. The result will be, according to energy lawyer Kevin Colosimo, to kill the goose laying the golden eggs. To be sure the editorial writers at the PPG had nothing to do with the editorial–and probably didn’t want to run it. The argument is made by anti-drillers and money-grubbing PA Democrats that “everyone else has a severance tax, even Texas and Oklahoma and all those evil, nasty oil and gas states have a severance tax. We should too.” Just a teeny, tiny problem with that argument…

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