Issues: Marcellus Shale


Schools Report on How They Would Put Restored Funding to Use

School districts were hit hard by state funding cuts over the past several years. Gov. Wolf’s first state budget...

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Monster Wells and Soaring Revenues

There’s wonderful news coming out of Pennsylvania’s gas fields, if you’re an investor. Range Resources is boasting about its...

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PA Leaves Money on the Table by Not Enacting a Natural Gas Severance Tax

Responding to overwhelming public support for enacting a severance tax on natural gas production, Governor Wolf and several members...

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The Empire Strikes Back: Shale Industry Minimizes Potential Severance Tax Revenue, But It’s Still More than Impact Fee

Pennsylvania would benefit from switching from its current impact fee to a severance tax. Depending on the estimate, the...

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Giving Away the Golden Egg: Shale Tax Revenue Could Top $1 Billion by 2015-16

Here’s one estimate that Pennsylvania exceeded in 2014—gas production in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region came in ahead of projections...

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Morning Must Reads: A Few Inconvenient Shale Truths

For a long time, we’ve been making two points about natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. One, Pennsylvania’s...

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Many Core Drilling Jobs Existed Before Emergence of Hydrofracking

It’s been nearly two weeks since we released a report with the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative finding that drilling...

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Shale Drilling Highly Sensitive to Price, Meaning Job Gains May Not Be Lasting

Natural gas drilling in the six states spanning the Marcellus Shale is highly sensitive to price fluctuations. High prices...

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Six-State Study Finds Industry Supporters Exaggerated Jobs Impact of Shale Drilling

Drilling in the six states that span the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations has produced far fewer new jobs...

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Guest Post: It Wasn’t the Shale, Yinz

By Tim Stuhldreher Originally published at Tim Stuhldreher’s Blog Paul Krugman muses on why deindustrialization left Detroit a basket...

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