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04.12.19

County official rejects Pa. plan: Matt McConnell says governor's tax on gas drillers will stunt growth

A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.
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04.08.19

Use caution with Wolf's gas tax proposal

In his relentless push for a natural gas severance tax, Gov. Tom Wolf has gotten much better at the practical side of the initiative.
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04.07.19

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh's energy advantages

The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.
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04.06.19

Letter: We have an opportunity with natural gas

A recent article ("Local politicians gather at Eastburg Boiler Works site, call for funding", March 28) about Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania program omits key facts about the current funding solution that's generating hundreds of millions of dollars annually for infrastructure, community and environmental programs around the state.
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04.05.19

Groups oppose Wolf's 'RestorePa' plan

A number of business and trade industry associations on Thursday voiced opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would be funded by a severance tax on natural gas extraction.
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03.25.19

State winning due to natural gas

Over the last decade, the natural gas industry grew from virtually nothing to one of our leading industries, propelling Pennsylvania to become the second-highest producer of natural gas in the United States.
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03.13.19

Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production

Texas may be the biggest natural gas producer in the country, but Pennsylvania isn't far behind - and it's gaining.
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02.21.19

Increased energy taxes do not help Pa.

The Post-Gazette's Feb. 13 editorial "Paying Their Fair Share" calling for a severance tax perpetuates a trend among certain elected officials to go after specific industries for taxation in order to pay for more government spending.
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01.31.19

Wolf wants to fund infrastructure with shale tax; Republicans say nope

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the Republican-controlled state House and Senate to sign on to a sweeping new infrastructure plan.
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01.27.19

OP-ED: America cannot afford to keep it in the ground

Infrastructure is the framework upon which our lives are built.
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01.24.19

Natural gas impact fee revenue expected to be up this year, agency says

A state agency projects that natural gas impact fee collections for 2018 will exceed those from 2017 by $37.4 million.
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01.24.19

Pa. impact fees on shale wells projected to break record this year

Pennsylvania's impact fee on shale gas wells is expected to raise a record $247 million this year, driven in part by the anticipated receipt of millions of dollars in past fees that the state plans to collect after winning a state Supreme Court case last month.
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01.24.19

Fiscal office: 2018 impact fees hit record high

Impact fees on unconventional natural gas operations in Pennsylvania hit a single-year high in 2018, according to the state's Independent Fiscal Office.
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01.24.19

Impact fee collected from gas drillers expected to reach new record

The fee Pennsylvania collects from natural gas drillers is expected to reach a record $247 million this year, according to figures released Thursday by the state's Independent Fiscal Office.
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01.08.19

Gov. Wolf Says For PA To Have A Strong Natural Gas Industry; We Need Pipelines

Pipelines are safer than tank cars as long as they are built the right way.
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