MSC Statement on Senate Energy Tax Increases

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement follow the Senate’s action to increase energy taxes.

“Our industry remains opposed to additional energy taxes. This proposal – which creates new and even higher energy taxes for consumers and energy producers alike in addition to the impact tax that’s generated $1.2 billion in revenue – will erode the Commonwealth’s competitive advantage that can revitalize our manufacturing base and spur other critical downstream opportunities. We’re also deeply concerned these new and even higher energy taxes will cost family-sustaining Pennsylvania jobs.

“As the budget process moves forward, we remain committed and focused on fostering a meaningful dialogue with lawmakers and others about common sense policies and solutions that can help create good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians and other important community-level benefits for families across the Commonwealth.”

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