Month: April 2019

As Restore PA, severance tax sales pitch continues, political & industry leaders tell Wolf to find a different way

Not long after Gov. Tom Wolf wrapped up his stop in Towanda to tout his natural gas severance tax-funded Restore PA initiative, business and industry officials, as well as representatives from neighboring Tioga and Wyoming counties, began sharing concerns via conference call that using a severance tax to fund a variety of much-longed-for infrastructure projects would do nothing but push the natural gas industry away and worsen the area’s economic climate.

Pennsylvania business and energy leader discuss opposition to RestorePA proposal

Tioga County commissioner Erick Coolidge; Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday; president of the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Gina Severcool Suydam; PIOGA president Dan Weaver and API-PA associate director Jonathan Lutz discussed the pitfalls of the $4.5 billion “Restore PA” initiative and its negative impacts on Pennsylvania’s economy and the state’s natural gas industry.

Letter: We have an opportunity with natural gas

A recent article (“Local politicians gather at Eastburg Boiler Works site, call for funding”, March 28) about Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania program omits key facts about the current funding solution that’s generating hundreds of millions of dollars annually for infrastructure, community and environmental programs around the state.

Groups oppose Wolf’s ‘RestorePa’ plan

A number of business and trade industry associations on Thursday voiced opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would be funded by a severance tax on natural gas extraction.