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Pennsylvania Asserts Plan to Impose Severance Tax

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 7, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Ed. Rendell reaffirms the state’s commitment to imposing a severance tax on natural gas extraction:

“The rich natural gas deposits in the Marcellus Shale represent a tremendous opportunity in the form of new jobs and economic stimulus to mostly rural communities across the commonwealth,” Rendell said. “We have a responsibility to ensure that the economic benefits are balanced with the need to protect the local environment and the residents of communities where the work is being done.”

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