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Drilling Tax Bill Launched with 60 Cosponsors, Leadership Support

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Representative Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) introduced his drilling tax legislation as House Bill 33 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0033) with an impressive bipartisan 60 House members co-sponsoring the bill. Among the many legislators joining Vitali to launch the bill were House … Continue reading

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Drillers to Get Message to Pay Their Fair Share

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Representative Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) plans to introduce a new bipartisan bill to tax drilling for natural gas deep in the Marcellus Shale (http://www.pennfuture.org/userfiles11/GregVitali01-13-2011.pdf) at a Tuesday (February 15) Capitol press conference with legislators, conservation and outdoors … Continue reading

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Council’s Board of Directors Adopts Resolution on Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction

On October 26, the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches passed a resolution on Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction that calls for: (1) protecting public health and the environment; (2) encouraging employment and economic development, but not … Continue reading

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Action Needed: Enact Severance Tax that Fully Funds State Budget

The Pennsylvania House is poised to pass a severance tax bill that does not fully fund this year’s state budget. This means a new round of cuts for health, human services, arts and education programs.   Please take action today! … Continue reading

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Marcellus Shale Drilling Rally—September 21, Harrisburg

From the PA Clean Water Campaign (http://www.pacleanwatercampaign.org):   Pennsylvania’s state legislature has taken NO ACTION this year to protect residents from all the problems Marcellus Shale gas drilling is causing in our state. Contaminated drinking water, pollution in our rivers, … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: Marcellus Shale Money Watch—Act Now!

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 … Continue reading

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Tall Tales about Deep Wells: Yes, Virginia, There is a Natural Gas Boom in West Virginia

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   The natural gas industry has argued that Pennsylvania is unique in seeing a surge in Marcellus Shale gas wells and that a tax will impede growth. In fact, neighboring West Virginia … Continue reading

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Shaping a Marcellus Shale Tax that is Fair to Pennsylvanians

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   State lawmakers will return to Harrisburg in a few weeks and one of the major policy issues on their fall agenda is the passage of a severance tax on natural gas … 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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Promises, Promises—What’s Going to Happen with the Marcellus Shale Tax?

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   PennFuture Facts Vol. 12, No. 15 – July 21, 2010 Printable copy at http://www.pennfuture.org/UserFiles/PDFs/vol12no15_072110.pdf.   The state budget bills passed earlier this month included a promise that the state legislature would pass a severance tax on … Continue reading

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