Shale Industry Outlines Case Against Latest PA Severance Tax Plan

As we reported earlier this week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, who has been lauded as the most liberal governor in America, once again pushed for a Marcellus-killing severance tax (see Broken Record: Wolf, Dems & RINOs Float 4% Severance Tax). Since Wolf stood flanked by two Republican and two Democrat lawmakers earlier this week in announcing a pair of new severance tax bills, mainstream media has continuously run the headline of a “bipartisan” effort. What they don’t tell you is that the two RINOs who stood with Wolf are just about the only ones who support this lunacy. As must happen with each renewed effort by Wolf to steal money from the industry to hand it over to teacher unions in Philadelphia (which IS the purpose of the severance tax, we are not engaging in hyperbole), the industry must launch a counter-offensive. The shale industry, in remaining vigilant, has published a number of comments and columns to set the record straight. We must tell the truth about Wolf’s proposed severance tax. Stepping up the plate to do so is the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA), and the American Petroleum Institute of PA (API-PA). Here, in their own words, is the response to Wolf’s “four year bad idea”…

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