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Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor Drilling Fee Legislation for Pennsylvania

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   The new legislation to enact a drilling tax is ready to go. First, urge your Representative to co-sponsor HB 33 if he she hasn’t done so (see co-sponsors list on the bill).   Then, please urge … Continue reading

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Keep the Promise Tour: Making Drillers Pay Their Fair Share

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   The Pennsylvania State Legislature promised to pass a severance tax (http://www.pennfuture.org/userfiles10/ImpactFeeFactSheet2010.pdf) on deep natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale by October 1. Now we must make sure that a promise made is a promise kept. … Continue reading

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House Postpones Vote on a Revenue Bill, Unlikely the Budget Will Pass by June 30

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):    Last week, an expected vote by the House of Representatives on either of two revenue packages, House Bill 2435 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=2435) or House Bill 325 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0325) was postponed until at least June 7. Both … Continue reading

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Epstein’s Mother’s Note–Marcellus Shale

PennFuture Facts, Vol. 12, No. 11 – May 26, 2010   Printable copy at http://www.pennfuture.org/UserFiles/PDFs/vol12no11_052610.pdf   In the mid to late 1970s (and again in the 1990s, thanks to Nick at Nite), the sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” featured a running … Continue reading

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State Parks at Risk—Take Action to Save Them

From the Forest Coalition (http://www.paforestcoalition.org/):   Cook Forest, Ohiopyle, Ricketts Glen, Cherry Springs–Only one of these State Parks is protected from gas drilling.   You can take action to protect the rest.   Make yourself heard! Please write to your … Continue reading

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