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Speaker Turzai Issues Statement on Restore PA

June 6th, 2019|

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) on June 5 issued a comprehensive statement on Restore PA, Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan that proposes to place a severance tax on the natural gas industry. The statement appears in full below. Gov. Wolf’s Restore PA Plan Would More Likely [...]

PA House speaker unveils eight bill package of legislation focusing on creating jobs and redeveloping infrastructure

April 30th, 2019|

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined legislators and members of Local 66 on April 29 to unveil “Energize PA,” a package of eight bills that he said creates jobs and will redevelop infrastructure with no additional fees or taxes. The package of bills include: HB 1100 - Rep. [...]

PIOGA Spring Meeting: Exploring solutions for continued industry expansion

March 20th, 2019|

Thanks to the prolific Marcellus and Utica shales, Pennsylvania has quickly become the nation’s No. 2 natural gas producer over the past decade. That success, however, overshadows threats and concerns: how to provide natural gas to markets that are underserved or constrained, regulations that place an undue burden on the [...]

Natural gas helps Pennsylvania reach clean power plan goals

February 25th, 2019|

Clean, efficient natural gas helped Pennsylvania to already meet its Clean Power Plan goals, according to the head of the state’s environmental regulatory agency. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell said during a recent state hearing: “We were already well on our way in large part – and have [...]

Governor’s proposed severance tax will impact jobs, reduce competitiveness

February 5th, 2019|

Natural gas development and impact tax are already "Restoring Pennsylvania"  HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 5) - Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association President & Executive Director Dan Weaver today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to place a severance tax on unconventional natural gas extraction to fund $4.5 [...]

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