From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):
“It’s Our Money,” a project of The Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY has a great focus – the Marcellus Shale Money Watch (http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/Disclosure.html). They are following the money, and asking our elected officials to voluntarily disclose any money they are getting from the drillers. Some have agreed, but others have not.
The drillers are spending big bucks to get what they want – a weak or non-existent severance tax, and lax regulations.
Citizens can win the day, but only if they speak out. Join our Keep the Promise tour (http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=4691) to find out what you can do. Or send an email to your elected officials demanding a strong severance tax now at https://secure2.convio.net/penn/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=591&autologin=true&AddInterest=1286&JServSessionIdr004=x11pkzfiz7.app202b.