Pashinski to host Policy Committee hearing on Marcellus Shale Severance Tax Monday in Wilkes Barre

WILKES-BARRE, April 27 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the impacts of implementing a potential Marcellus Shale severance tax in Pennsylvania.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Wilkes University in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

The current agenda is:

2:00 p.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks

2:10 p.m.      Panel of State Officials:

  • Dennis Davin, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Scott Perry, Deputy Secretary for Oil and Gas, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

2:50 p.m.      Marleen Troy, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Wilkes


3:20 p.m.      Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

3:50 p.m.      Closing Remarks    

The hearing is open to the public and the media is invited to attend.