Gas severance tax would hurt consumers

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to punish the natural gas industry with a severance tax and more regulations. I’d like to remind everyone how heavily regulated the industry is.

Safety in the natural gas and oil industry is second nature. The industry has become by far one of the safest industries in the United States of America.

High safety standards make the natural gas and oil industry one of the safest. Each day, energy companies work hard to ensure the safety of not only their employees, but also of the environment around them.

Fuels like natural gas and oil power our lives and help make vital goods — like medicine and clothes — so we can maintain our standard of living. Their safety record is unmatched, and Americans reap the benefits.

Who will pay for an added tax burden and regulations? Consumers!

Julie Anderson

Author: Julie AndersonPublication: The Indiana Gazette