John Quigley’s Old Employer Likes High Wolf’s Marcellus-Killing Tax

MDN has several stories today about the newly proposed 7.5% severance tax on Marcellus Shale drilling proffered by newly-elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. If you want to know whether or not this severance tax will work to undermine, and even stop, Marcellus Shale drilling, all you have to do is look at the comments of anti-drilling groups in the state–like the comments of the radical PennFuture. You may recall that Wolf’s nominee to head the Dept. of Environmental Protection, John Quigley, used to work for PennFuture (what does that tell you about the future of drilling in the state?). According to the new “acting” CEO and head of PennFuture, this severance tax will help to end Marcellus Shale drilling in the state…

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