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Some State Lawmakers Still Want A Marcellus Shale Severance Tax

December 19, 2013

A small group of state lawmakers is renewing the debate over taxing the production of Marcellus shale natural gas.

A pair of moderate Republicans and two Democrats want the legislature to reconsider a severance tax on Marcellus shale production, instead of the current per-well impact fee.  Governor Tom Corbett has always ruled out such a tax.

State Representative Eugene DiGirolamo, from Bucks County, told Radio PA News this week he wants a debate on the issue.  He says nearly every other state with Marcellus shale drilling has a severance tax.

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