A wide-ranging proposal pitched by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this year to implement a severance tax that would fund a $4.5 billion infrastructure revitalization program across the state has been introduced in the state legislature with near majority support in both chambers.
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Pennsylvania Emissions Order Warily Eyed by Natural Gas Industry
Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry had mixed reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent executive order to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with some on edge about the policies that could follow and others pointing to the role that the fuel plays in helping to meet climate protection goals.
Pennsylvania Governor Signs Order to Cut Carbon Emissions
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed an executive order to cut carbon pollution across one of the leading energy-producing states, doubling down on a strategy to curb emissions and address climate change as the start of his second term nears.
Wolf Midstream Gauging Interest to Expand Permian Oil Pipeline in West Texas
Dallas-based Wolf Midstream Partners LLC is testing support for a proposed crude oil pipeline to expand takeaway capacity from the Permian Basin in West Texas.
Another Pennsylvania Budget Becomes Law Without Natural Gas Severance Tax
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law the state’s $32.7 billion budget, which does not include his calls to implement a severance tax on unconventional natural gas production.
Brief — Pennsylvania Primary
Pennsylvania State Sen. Scott Wagner, who owns a waste-hauling business in south-central part of the state, has won the Republican primary to challenge Democratic incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf in the November general election. Wagner, whose acerbic style has been compared to President Trump’s, is a supporter of the natural gas industry, advocating to cut regulations and pushing back against repeated calls from Wolf to implement a severance tax on production. Wagner beat two other Republican candidates with about 44% of the vote. Wolf began his first term in office in 2015.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers, Governor Again Call for Natural Gas Tax
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to throw his support behind two bills that would implement a severance tax on natural gas production.
Pennsylvania Governor Targeting NatGas Industry for Only Tax Increase in Budget Plan
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday in the final budget address of his first term again called on a joint session of the General Assembly “to do the right thing” and pass a proposal to implement a severance tax on natural gas production.
Pennsylvania Governor Calls for Steeper Fees to Reduce Well Permit Backlog
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to more than double natural gas well permit fees and give more money to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to reduce a backlog of permits and modernize the application process to make it more efficient.
Pennsylvania Close to Finalizing Methane Regs for NatGas Industry
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials said Thursday they expect to finalize and implement new permitting requirements for the natural gas industry sometime early next year.