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Pennsylvania House Does “From Here to Sanity” with No Severance Tax

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

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The Pennsylvania House passes its budget bill insisting on no new tax increases and excludes the insane severance tax being pushed by Governor Tom Wolf.

On Monday Pennsylvania House Republicans released their version of a state budget, and yesterday (Tuesday) they voted to pass it. Ba-boom! The budget is noteworthy for many reasons. Of prime interest to MDN is that the budget does NOT include PA Gov. Tom Wolf’s insane 6.5% severance tax.

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Wolf Administration Loses All Credibility on Severance Tax

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Wolf Administration blew it at a PA Senate Appropriations hearing this week, proving just how little thought has gone into its severance tax proposal.

There’s no doubt the PA House Appropriation hearing was rough on the Wolf Administration when it came to its severance tax proposal, but the Senate hearing was a flash flood wipeout. Senator Scott Martin (Republican, Lancaster County) did the damage, and very effectively so, starting at 43:17 in this PCN video of the proceedings. It only took a few minutes.

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Cindy Dunn Was for Natural Gas Before She Was Against It

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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DCNR’s Cindy Dunn, former Penn Future shill for the William Penn Foundation and Heinz Endowments, was for natural gas development before she was against it.

The Pennsylvania House and Senate hearings on the Commonwealth’s 2017-2018 budget continue to illustrate what a sad thing thing, indeed, is the Wolf Administration. Led by a child of wealth with no seeming ability to manage anything, but a strong desire to achieve political correctness, the Administration is ripe for exploitation by special interests. Cindy Dunn, a humorless true believer who has bounced around between government and Penn Future, a tool of Pennsylvania’s two mega-elitists, the Haas and Heinz families, inadvertently provides a window into this world of chaos.

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PA Pipeline Infrastructure Moves Forward As DEP Uses Common Sense

Constitution Pipeline - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

Sunoco Logistics is upping the game in building pipeline infrastructure as Pennsylvania DEP applies common sense in dealing with pipelines and earthquakes.

Just two weeks after receiving its permits from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the  construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook, Sunoco Logistics confirmed that it will be building two, and not just one, pipelines within the right of way.  Construction already has begun on a 20-inch pipe, but Sunoco Logistics CEO Michael Hennigan confirms that a 16-inch pipe also will be built adjacent to the 20-inch pipe.  Mr. Hennigan noted that the DEP approval convinced producers to commit to the project, confirming again the importance of the pipeline infrastructure in the production and distribution of energy.

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PA Budget Hearing Exposes Severance Tax Game

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Pennsylvania budget hearings are revealing just how little thought the Wolf Administration has given to the severance tax it wants to impose for spite.

There are two weeks of hearings going on in Harrisburg right now to study Tom Wolf’s proposed new budget for Pennsylvania. It’s more boring than you can imagine; watching paint dry is a pleasant diversion, in fact. Still, tucked inside the hearings are some questions and answers that tell us an awful lot about the Wolf administration and where it stands on natural gas issues. There are also a lot of additional questions that need to be asked.

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Wolf Wants to Devour Farmers & Landowners with Severance Tax

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

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Governor Tom Wolf is a petulant child determined to push his ill-conceived  and twice-denied severance tax at the expense of farmers and other landowners.

As politicians and analysts begin to dig into one of the centerpieces of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2017 budget — his third try at 6.5% severance tax on Marcellus/Utica drilling — new disturbing details have begun to emerge. He seems to have learned nothing from his two previous and embarrassing attempts to push this tax onto the back of farmers and other landowners while pretending he’s only going after gas companies.

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We Can Fight the Russian Bear with Fracking. Will We?

Constitution Pipeline - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

The Russian bear is on the move but the West has a powerful weapon to fight it—fracking. Will we use it to put this rampaging beast back in his cage?

In the two weeks since the Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court second Robinson decision, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a far more significant decision.  On October 7, Putin moved his Iskander ballistic missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, into Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave between Poland and the Baltic States.

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PA Act 13 Drilling Law Struck Down, Once Again

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

PA Supreme Court yesterday ruled against the natural gas industry friendly Act 13 Drilling Law, in what could be essentially called a win for fractivists.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday in another (hopefully final) decision on the 2012 Act 13 Marcellus drilling law passed and signed by then Gov. Tom Corbett. Four left-leaning judges have just struck down more of Act 13, leaving not much left except the part that raises money and gives it away (called an impact fee, otherwise known as a severance tax).

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Don’t Knock PA Fracking – It’s Been Our Keystone

PA Fracking Our KeystoneJohn Felmy
Retired Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute

 

Fracking is the Keystone of Pennsylvania but the anti-fracking politician’s energy policies will leave PA out of the recovery when natural gas prices improve.

As a former dirt poor country boy turned economist who grew up near Williamsport, PA, I have seen the positive economic impact of natural gas drilling in the Keystone State. When the “shale gale” was operating in full force, diners and motels were full, local governments were collecting millions of dollars in impact fees, and communities across the state were becoming more prosperous.

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Pennsylvania’s 6.9% Marcellus Shale Tax

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Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

 

How many times have we heard Pennsylvania is the only state without a severance tax? The truth is that it has a 6.9% Marcellus Shale tax.

Last month the phony “Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative” gave Pennsylvania an “F” for not imposing a big enough shale tax. The “Collaborative” is but a fractivist-funded public employee union scam, as I noted here and here. It attacks shale to get a bigger shale tax to pay unaffordable public employee benefits. They provided some of the lies and statistics used by Tom Wolf to run his failed severance tax campaign. Now, they’re panning Pennsylvania and lauding West Virginia saying the latter’s 5% severance tax is the way to go. It turns out, though, Pennsylvania already has a Marcellus Shale tax with an effective rate of 6.9%.

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