Workforce programs should continue to promote diversity, particularly, in key trades and manufacturing jobs where shortages are anticipated in the next decade.
The proposed severance will not generate the revenue projected due to lower gas prices and many other factors. and what about the impact fee. This revenue is needed for local governments across Pennsylvania.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition issues a strong statement opposing the proposed severance tax.
A severance tax would not benefit the Marcellus shale industry, particularly, in the current climate where gas prices are down and the pipeline infrastructure continues to be built across the region. What will happen to the future of manufacturing which is growing again in PA as a result of affordable utility costs?
It is very important to talk about employment and job losses when there is any discussion about a severance tax in Pennsylvania. We need natural gas jobs and the potential for additional manufacturing from natural gas development in Pennsylvania.