Pa. senator proposes new Marcellus Shale severance tax

05/12/2014 | WESA-FM (Pittsburgh) · (subscription required)

Pennsylvania state Sen. Mike Stack is proposing a 5% severance tax on Marcellus Shale drilling, in addition to the impact fee drillers currently pay. Stack's bill would also prohibit the dumping of wastewater, allow municipalities to enact their own fees and impose a $3 million impact fee for drilling wells on state forest land and in state parks.

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