The PA legislature has heard our calls for a severance tax on gas drilling! The tax is up for a vote tomorrow, so contact your reps tonight!
HB 1489 would levy a severance tax on natural gas extraction and bring in significant revenue for the state this year, and an estimated $632 million by 2013-2014. Supporting this bill would provide much needed funds to balance the state budget and counter the effort to open up our precious state forests to drilling. A severance tax would likely make it unnecessary to tax arts and culture groups or small service organizations.
This is our chance to help balance the budget and save our forests, arts, and social service agencies. Please contact your legislators right away and ask them to support the gas severance tax.
Thanks to Penn Future for all their hard work in getting this story out to Pennsylvanians who care about our natural resources, our artists, and our social service organizations.