Opponents of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative held a news conference Thursday to express their concerns that the plan would unfairly impact the state’s natural gas industry.
Month: April 2019
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.
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.
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