How to Structure a Severance Tax that is Fair to Pennsylvanians

MIchael Wood |

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is drafting legislation to institute a severance tax on the natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale formation. This Reports and Briefing Papers shows that the severance tax is an important source of state revenue to support services such as education, health care, environmental protection, early childhood education, and support for people with disabilities.