For Immediate Release: September 20, 2011
Renew Growing Greener Coalition Commends Reps. Murt, DiGirolamo for Standing Up for Growing Greener
Coalition Looks Forward to Details of Marcellus Shale Drilling Severance Tax Legislation
(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition today commended State Reps. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) and Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) for plans to introduce legislation establishing a severance tax on natural gas drilling that includes funding for the state’s Growing Greener program.
Coalition Executive Director Andrew Heath issued the following statement:
“The Renew Growing Greener Coalition commends Reps. Murt and DiGirolamo for standing up for Growing Greener. We are encouraged by their proposal for a severance tax on Marcellus Shale drilling and that they call for a portion of the revenues to be used for offsetting the statewide impacts that drilling will have on our water, air and land.
“The Coalition agrees that it is long past time that Pennsylvania assess a reasonable tax or fee on deep gas drilling and is pleased that the legislators recognize the importance of making long-term investments in our natural resources and environmental programs. …