Ten Reasons How New Energy Taxes Would “Squander a Tremendous Opportunity”

What do labor unions, local governments, small businesses, manufacturers and consumers have in common? They’re all benefiting from the generational opportunity of responsible shale development in Pennsylvania. What’s more, they also recognize that new energy taxes would jeopardize these shared gains and stifle job growth at a time when jobs are most needed. Here are […]

New CBO Report Highlights Shale’s Economic Benefits

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) – a “strictly nonpartisan” agency that “conducts objective, impartial analysis” – issued a new report, “The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas From Shale,” detailing the clear national benefits tied to responsible shale development. According to CBO, American shale gas – which now represents […]

Clean, Abundant U.S. Natural Gas Continues to Break Records

This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Natural Gas Annual report, reflecting the unquestionable benefits tied to the shale revolution well underway across America, including the fact that record amounts of natural gas were both produced and consumed across the nation and regionally. As we know, increased production and use of clean-burning […]

MSC in Tribune-Review: Impact Fee Tax Overwhelmingly Benefits Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf’s pledge to add a severance tax on energy producers is irresponsible and does not take into account the downside for most Pennsylvanians and the communities where they live. His potential job-crushing energy tax on shale development would harm Pennsylvania’s economy, cost jobs and shortchange the potential benefits for the long-term success of our […]

MSC in Butler Eagle: New energy taxes will make Pa. less competitive

While the Oct. 7 editorial (Debate over natural gas exports is complicated) suggests the United States should go slow on strengthening energy security through expanding natural gas trade with our key allies around the world, these common sense policies are supported by the White House, congressional Democrats and Republicans, independent national security experts and economists […]

What They’re Saying: “America’s Economy is Cooking on Shale”

Safe, job-creating American shale development continues to be a win-win for Pennsylvania families, our communities and the environment as well as our wildlife population. And as record-breaking amounts of clean-burning natural gas are responsibly produced here at home – led by the Marcellus – our economy is growing stronger, gaining international attention and interest. This […]

Local Communities “Will Lose Out Immensely” With New Energy Taxes

At a recent event focused on state policies that may impact communities, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ assistant executive director, Elam Herr, was absolutely direct with local elected officials about the negative effects of new job-crushing energy taxes that are being considered. As reported by the Clearfield Progress, Mr. Herr “spoke first about a […]

Highlights From SHALE INSIGHT™ 2014

By all accounts, the fourth annual SHALE INSIGHT™ conference was a tremendous success this week. Hosted in Pittsburgh, Pa. for the first time, the event – which drew nearly 2,000 attendees – featured key energy experts, leading executives and other thought-leaders, who focused on a broad range of issues associated with responsible, job-creating shale development. […]

Marcellus Shale Production Yields “Game-Changing” Benefits

Now generating twenty percent of the nation’s natural gas supply, shale production in Pennsylvania is soaring to record levels, according to recent production reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. And we’re reaching these levels “with a lot of focus on making sure it gets done correctly,” said Marcellus […]

U.S. Energy Secretary Touts Job-Creating Marcellus Shale Benefits

Responsible American shale development continues to create enormous economic, environmental and national security benefits for our nation. From more jobs – even in New England – to strengthened competitiveness for American steel manufacturers, shale is an economic engine that is ensuring that we are no longer dangerously dependent on foreign nations to meet our growing […]