Issues: Marcellus Shale


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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STATEMENT: On Shale Tax and Cancelled House Session

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, released the following statement on the decision by the...

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Natural Gas Producers in PA Don’t Pay Their Fair Share

In recent months — and weeks — Pennsylvania’s legislature has shown renewed interest in enacting a severance tax on...

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Public Investment and Economic Growth: Even the Commonwealth Foundation Gets It (Sometimes)

A strange post a few days ago by Elizabeth Stelle of The Commonwealth Foundation seeks to undermine the case...

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Drillers Are Right – PA Needs Tax Rate on Gas Like Other States: It’s Time for a Severance Tax

In its recent letter to Speaker Mike Turzai, the Marcellus Shale Coalition points (in paragraph three) to the effective...

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Are the Republicans Ready to Gut Higher Education to Avoid a Severance Tax on Natural Gas Drilling?

As we enter the third week of an impasse over funding the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania state budget, an astonishing possibility...

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A Severance Tax: The Basics

Pennsylvania has been considering a severance tax on natural gas for years. Here are four reasons it is long...

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Congratulations to Board Member Jordan Yeager on Act 13 Decision

In a win for environmentalists and municipalities, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last month struck down a number of provisions...

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Boom and Bust: Lessons From the Gas Patch

In 2011, the town of Towanda in Bradford County was at the epicenter of the shale drilling boom. A...

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More on Counting Shale Jobs and Deciphering Who Cooks the Books

As the saying goes, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove...

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