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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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01.07.20

Letter to the editor - Say no to severance tax

As we begin a new year, Gov. Tom Wolf will undoubtedly push once again for a severance tax.
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01.06.20

Why a Lebanon County township supervisor opposes the severance tax

After traveling the Commonwealth selling RestorePA for months, the Governor is poised to ask for a severance tax to fund this program.
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12.20.19

Study: Fracking ban would hurt Pennsylvania economy

A ban on hydraulic fracturing would hit Pennsylvania's economy hard, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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12.19.19

Study: Hydraulic fracturing ban would be costly to Pennsylvania

What would happen if hydraulic fracturing was banned? A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study says it would be costly to Pennsylvania in terms of jobs and the economy.
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11.25.19

Cuomo's War On Fracking And Natural Gas Bears Highly Predictable Fruit

Like the football coach who blames game officials for his own bad decisions and lack of preparation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now blaming one of his state's public utilities for the inevitable outcomes of his own bad decisions related to hydraulic fracturing and natural gas.
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11.14.19

A misguided attack on gas, manufacturing

Mayor Bill Peduto's attack on the region's burgeoning natural gas production and manufacturing sector is as misguided as it misleading (Oct. 31, "Peduto: Fossil Fuel Industries Will Take Toll on Pittsburgh Region").
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11.12.19

U.S. Sen. Toomey of Pennsylvania aims to prevent future presidents from banning fracking

Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. senator filed a resolution in Washington last week seeking to keep a future president from meddling with an emerging industry in the state.
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11.05.19

To help working class, Democrats must recognize value of low-cost energy

It wasn't that long ago that President Barack Obama highlighted the value of natural gas as a bridge to a clean energy future.
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