PA RINO Wants to Slow Marcellus Drilling with $2M Bond per Well

Tom Murt - RINO
Tom Murt – RINO

Pennsylvania State Rep. Thomas Murt, a RINO (Republican In Name Only) from the Philadelphia area, has introduced House Bill (HB) 2277 that would require drillers in the state to post a $2 million bond for each shale well they drill. The current bond is between $4,000-$10,000. This is yet another attempt by the same cast of anti-drilling characters to slow down or stop Marcellus drilling altogether in the Keystone State, by erecting regulatory hurdles to hassle drillers under the pretense of protecting PA’s environment. Adopting such a law would actually indicate that PA has turned aggressively against the drilling industry–sending the clear signal the Keystone State prefers drillers to operate elsewhere, in other states. Fortunately, with Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, this “misguided proposal,” as the Marcellus Shale Coalition calls it, is DOA…

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