Marcellus Shale gas needs to be taxed
— Pennsylvania has a structural deficit.
— Our deficit has increased a billion dollars since the last fiscal year.
— The pension crisis remains.
Marcellus Shale gas facts:
— Pa. ranks second in production of Marcellus Shale gas.
— New York State has a rich Marcellus Shale formation and because of environmental concerns production is prohibited.
— Pa. is the only state that does not tax Marcellus Shale gas.
— Why isn’t our state taxing Marcellus Shale gas?
I would like to hear our legislators respond.
Peter J. Gardella Jr.