Additional Energy Taxes Jeopardize Jobs, Increase Consumer Costs

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following Governor Wolf’s announcement today to pursue additional energy taxes through Restore PA, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement:

“Amid a sharp market downturn, Governor Wolf’s plan for additional energy taxes jeopardizes job-creating investment in Pennsylvania and will be a gut-punch to the hard-working employees, building trades union members and families who want to pay less for the energy they need, not more. Pennsylvania’s existing tax on natural gas is on track to generate nearly $2 billion since 2012 – revenue that’s dedicated for communities to strengthen roads and bridges, improve parks and trails, flood mitigation, and emergency services, to name a few. Our industry is committed to working with Gov. Wolf – who we deeply respect – on policies that help grow jobs locally, attract investment to the Commonwealth, and keep Pennsylvania open for business.”

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