PA Gov. Wolf Proposes One-Time Funding for DEP

We won’t pretend to understand the wacky math Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is attempting to perpetrate on the good citizens of PA. The state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to raise permit fees on Marcellus Shale drillers by 250% in order to help fund the agency, claiming the oil and gas program loses $800,000 per month (see PA DEP Official Says Oil & Gas Program Losing $800K per Month). Yet Wolf now wants to take money *out of* the DEP budget and replace it with one-time transfers from other off-budget funds. How does that math add up?

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