Issues: Environment


Lawmakers Should Take a Mulligan When Governor Wolf Vetoes Tax Credit for More Petro Plants

HARRISBURG – Keystone Research Center economist Stephen Herzenberg and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier issued the...

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Summary of Representative Reed’s Marcellus Fee Plan

This Reports and Briefing Papers looks at State Representative Dave Reed‰’s Marcellus Shale impact fee plan. The Paper shows...

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SB 1100: Out of Sync with Most Energy-Rich States

Legislation approved this week by the state Senate would assess an impact fee on Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania...

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Responsible Growth: Protecting Public Interest with a Natural Gas Severance Tax

Every state with significant mineral wealth, with the exception of Pennsylvania, has adopted a severance tax on the resource...

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Natural Gas Industry Report Falsely Claims Sky Will Fall if Severance Tax Enacted

A study financed by the gas industry, overplays the positive impacts of increased natural gas production, while minimizing the...

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Report: Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Exaggerated claims are dispelled in this Reports and Research Papers, which sheds light on the truth behind job growth...

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A Look at Other States Shows Marcellus Impact Fee Shortchanges Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania enacted an ‰”impact fee‰” on natural gas wells drilled into Pennsylvania‰’s Marcellus Shale that generates a relatively small...

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The Shale Tipping Point

This report examines the relationship between drilling activity in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia counties and the onset of...

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Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Over the last several years, firms with an economic interest in the expansion of drilling in the Marcellus and...

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Governor Wolf‰’s 2018 Severance Tax Proposal Could Bring in $1.7 Billion of Revenue Over the Next Five Years

Governor Tom Wolf proposed a severance tax as a part of his 2018-19 Executive Budget. This policy brief presents...

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