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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wellsboro Council Opts Out Of Resolution To Give Gas Drillers A Free Ride

Council opts to explore tax on natural gas

By BRYAN G. ROBINSON Sun-Gazette Correspondent

WELLSBORO - Wellsboro Borough Council decided Monday night not to adopt a resolution opposing a severance tax on natural gas as suggested by the Tioga County Association of Boroughs.

"In reading this over several times, I'd like to hear the other half of the story," said Councilman Mike Wood. "I'd like to get someone here to present both sides." More...


Anonymous said...

"a natural gas severance tax would have unintended consequences such as reduced drilling activity by more than 30 percent and leading to a net loss of $800 million in state and local taxes, plus thousands of lost jobs." Enough said! those who want to harm corporations are just going to harm the local economy, especially JOBS!!!

Anonymous said...

The gold lies under us.

He who owns the gold makes the rules.

A piddly tax will not deter them, it just gets passed on as a cost of doing business.

Anonymous said...

Since all of this gas is being sent to the big eastern cities, let them pay us for our inconvenience. TAX BABY TAX!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If Obama can tax us to death, why can't Pennsylvania???

Tax Baby, Tax!