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A Sudden Burst of Marcellus Reality

By at April 28, 2011 | 3:22 pm | 67 Comments

A Sudden Burst of Marcellus Reality

Scarnati, has heard the screams and noted the reverberations of polls taken from a jaded public. How can Governor Corbett, with a straight face, tell Pennsylvanians they must share the burden of balancing Pennsylvania’s $4 to $5 billion dollar budget deficit, but the gas industry is free to make as many millions as they want — knowing, laughing, that the Governor has no interest in taxing the riches drillers are sucking out of the state.

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A High Ranking Pennsylvania Senator’s Plan to Give it all Back

By at February 15, 2011 | 9:28 am | 1 Comments

A High Ranking Pennsylvania Senator’s Plan to Give it all Back

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore, Joe Scarnati, now says he intended to reimburse Consol for all of its wonderful hospitality(ticket to Super Bowl, airfaire, hotel accommodation) all along. His announcement comes 24 hours after his hand was caught in the cookie jar.

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Pennsylvania’s Senate President Pro Tempore is Drilling in all the right Places

By at February 14, 2011 | 11:10 am | 65 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Senate President Pro Tempore is Drilling in all the right Places

Pennsylvania’s President Pro Tempore, Joe Scarnati has opened up a new can of ethical worms. Scarnati’s nearly all expense paid trip to the Superbowl, by a big energy company, once again underscores its business as usual. For all the talk about reform; it truly is only necessary when it impacts someone else.

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Finding game deep in the shale

By at October 13, 2010 | 8:10 pm | 0 Comment

             Governor Edward Rendell is putting on his best full-court press to try to reach an agreement on a natural gas severance tax. Rendell met with Senate Republicans twice this week as the sun on is setting on this session, as well as his tenure. The governor  said the  plan he offered on Tuesday is […]

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No place to go but home for a proposed shale gas tax.

By at October 12, 2010 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

Senate Republicans characterized an hour-long meeting with Governor Ed Rendell as “engaging,” but say they are no closer to ironing out a compromise that would tax drillers for extracting shale gas from the Marcellus. Rendell offered new proposals on Tuesday (RTC is awaiting details) that differ from the severance bill passed out of the Democratic […]

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