Proposed state tax threatens Pennsylvania’s world-class energy desires

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax could stop the statewide growth of the natural gas industry dead in its tracks, local business and government officials said on Friday during an energy roundtable discussion. “Proposals to enact additional taxes on this industry threaten our competitive edge in the shale play and hurt our ability to become a world-class energy hub,” said Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Read More »