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05.13.20

Jeff Kupfer: More taxes, covid-19 could cripple Pa. shale

Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets. Pennsylvania, of course, is no exception. Gov. Tom Wolf recently estimated that the state could face a $5 billion deficit this year. And while some measure of additional federal aid seems likely, itís unclear how much it will be or when it will arrive.
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04.26.20

Severance Tax? Don't Even Think About It, Governor Wolf!

Sadly, as Pennsylvania gets back up and running after the virus, the pressure will grow, yet again, for a new severance tax on top of the one we have now.
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04.08.20

Renewable energy sources can't meet the needs of Pennsylvania's economy

Recent commentaries have criticized the natural gas industry in favor of "cleaner, renewable" energy resources. However, it doesn't need to be an either/or scenario.
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03.07.20

Readers React: Don't increase taxes on natural gas industry

Since we began extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, our state has seen tremendous economic benefits.
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03.05.20

Gov. Wolf's tax a bad idea

Gov. Wolf's tax a bad idea
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03.03.20

Higher taxes on natural gas drilling would hurt local economy

Since Pennsylvania began allowing the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus shale, our state has seen tremendous economic benefits.
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03.01.20

Tax on drilling is bad for the state

Editor: I am a strong, vocal supporter of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania because I know drilling can be done safely without harm to the environment and in the process can help make Pennsylvania an energy independent state.
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02.29.20

Agriculture would suffer

It cannot be denied that having clean, reliable, accessible and affordable energy greatly helps Lancaster County farmers.
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02.29.20

In support of gas drilling

I am a strong, vocal supporter of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania because I know drilling can be done safely, without harm to the environment, and in the process, can help make Pennsylvania an energy independent state.
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02.25.20

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: Banning fracking would destroy Pennsylvania's economy

An extremist policy advocated by many Democratic presidential candidates - banning fracking - would cripple Pennsylvania's economy and leave hundreds of thousands of families destitute.
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02.18.20

No severance tax

I am writing to voice my opposition to Governor Wolf's proposed new energy tax, a severance tax.
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02.16.20

Severance tax would hurt Pennsylvanians

I am writing today because it concerns me when Gov. Tom Wolf talks about passing a severance tax on an industry that is vital to Pennsylvania and our national security.
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02.03.20

Pennsylvania helped to make the United States the world's leading energy producer

As we enter this new decade, it's worth acknowledging America's energy progress over the past ten years, both economic and environmental, and the role Pennsylvania has played in the U.S. equation.
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01.08.20

Oil and gas industry, leaning on Pittsburgh region, punches back against fracking ban in messaging campaign

Allegheny County Councilman Sam DeMarco found himself on an unusually big stage Tuesday, where the likes of Bob Dylan, Kenny Chesney, The National and Meek Mill performed in the past year.
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01.08.20

Wolf needs to curtail borrowing, severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax.
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