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The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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Republican lawmakers could force Gov. Corbett to sign Marcellus tax

By at October 14, 2011 | 10:08 am | 167 Comments

Republican lawmakers could force Gov. Corbett to sign Marcellus tax

Gov. Tom Corbett has presented a plan that would allow county and municipal leaders in Marcellus Shale drilling areas to enact an “impact fee.” The plan essentially requires impact fee proponents to show how much their budgets have been inflated by the presence of drilling operations, then establish a fee of between $10,000 and $40,000 […]

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