Please vote to enact a reasonable and adequate natural-gas severance tax in Pennsylvania. Faced with a run-away deficit and credit downgrade, we simply cannot afford to give away our valuable natural resources any longer. This is recurring revenue that will put Pennsylvania on better financial footing.
Every major natural-gas producing state in the nation – except Pennsylvania – has a severance tax to ensure a safe, healthy and educated state for drillers to do business with. When those states ship their natural gas to us, we pay for those states’ windfalls.
It’s past time for Pennsylvania to join othe states. I stand with the majority of citizens who eagerly await an enacted natural-gas severance tax.
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