Some Pa. State Officials Push To Tax Marcellus Shale Drilling In Effort To Raise Money For Public Schools
Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and a number of his colleagues want to put an eight percent tax on Marcellus Shale extraction in the commonwealth.
Governor Tom Corbett has followed through on his previously stated intention to allow more natural gas drilling below Pennsylvania state parks and forests.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary resigned at the governor’s request Thursday, but the reason was not immediately disclosed.
Imposing impact fees is among the dozens of recommendations approved Friday by Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Commission on a wide range issues related to natural gas drilling.
Conversations about extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region often turn on taxes, jobs and potential pollution. But KYW’s John Ostapkovich talked with a drilling foe whose main concern is tourism.
The group says natural gas extraction poses two potential threats: the soup of toxic chemicals and the huge amount of water pumped down wells so natural gas comes up.
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Governor Corbett says he’s willing to discuss ways to compensate local Pennsylvania communities affected by natural gas drilling, but he remains opposed to any state-level tax on gas extraction.
The agency that oversees water quality in the four-state Delaware River basin says it will give people more time to submit written comments on proposed regulations for natural gas drilling.