Tax Marcellus Shale gas in Pennsylvania –

am not an environmentalist, but it annoys me that there was a $1.2 billion shortfall in our state budget even though more than half of that ($720 million) could be eliminated simply by imposing a 5 percent severance tax on companies that, in particular, drill for gas in the Marcellus Shale. It’s outrageous.

How can conservatives like Gov. Corbett, Rep. Julie Harhart, and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai claim they’re fiscal conservatives when they’ll allow businesses to steal from the people and contribute to a budget crisis in the process?

William Geist

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