PA DCED Sec Davin Visits Shell Cracker Site, Pushes Severance Tax

Dennis Davin

Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) took a field trip to visit the Shell ethane cracker site in Beaver County, PA last Friday. Davin was there to do some justified bragging about the facility and what it will mean for the Keystone State over the next 10 years. However, Davin was also there to push for a disastrous severance tax plan. Davin is a smart and competent guy. But he’s also a Democrat and his boss, Gov. Tom Wolf, sends Davin out to try and sell what can’t be sold: a severance tax that would literally kill the Marcellus Shale, the very thing making the Shell cracker plant a reality. Talk about conflicted! But Davin was there to do his master’s bidding, and that he did…

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