There is a lot of talk these days about imposing a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry – the one thing that’s made a huge difference in the Commonwealth’s economy over the last several years under both Democratic and Republican party leadership. It’s as if Publishers Clearinghouse showed up to say you’ve won and you called 9-1-1 to report an intruder. That’s the nature of politics – no good deed goes unpunished.
Still, it’s remarkable, knowing you always get less of anything you tax, that anyone would want to tax all the jobs, the business opportunities and the success the natural gas industry has brought to Pennsylvania. Notwithstanding all this, some are determined to kill the golden goose. That’s why we have been following the issue closely here at NaturalGasNOW and have created a special Tumblr page called JobNotTaxes where you’ll find links to our various severance tax posts, videos and other information on the subject.