Energy - August 26, 2011

Bill In House Calls for Extraction Tax

On Monday, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Wilkes-Barre) introduced a bill that calls for a severance tax on natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale formation. The plan would collect the money into an exclusive account until legislators agree on a spending solution. While the Senate continues to discuss it's own plan for taxes on gas extraction, Governor Corbett has not yet said he'd support a tax.


Corbett to Participate in Ceremonial Bill Signing For Firefighters

 Today Governor Corbett is expected at a ceremonial bill signing for HB 797 which designates cancer as an occupational disease for firefighters. This law calls for greater insurance protection for firefighters with cancer. The signing ceremony will take place at Langhorne-Yardley Road in Middletown of Bucks County.

Even though Corbett has signed several bills into law so far this year, he has only done a select few ceremonial signings.