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The EPA's Plan Will Hike Your Electricity Bill

DECEMBER 30, 2015 | by GORDON TOMB

Cap and Trade

A new analysis from NERA Economic Consulting projects Pennsylvania electricity bills will increase between 10 and 19 percent from 2022-2033 thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is really Cap and Trade in disguise with an enormous price tag.

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All Pennsylvanians Would Pay for Nation's Highest Severance Tax

JUNE 2, 2015 | by JONATHAN REGINELLA

In testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources Energy Committee and Finance Committee, CF’s Nate Benefield explained the harmful impact the severance tax would bring to not just the oil and gas companies, but to all Pennsylvanians.

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Alternative Energy: The Promise That Never Pans Out

MARCH 13, 2015 | by ELIZABETH STELLE

Green jobs and the broken window fallacy

One third of the $675 million in new corporate welfare under Governor's Wolf budget proposal is reserved for alternative energy programs. Pennsylvania has given more than a billion dollars to alternative energy companies and job growth is still dismal. Handing out tax dollars based on political calculations is stifling economic progress.

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Fair Share? How Pennsylvania Gas Taxes Compare

MARCH 2, 2015 | by ELIZABETH STELLE

Pennsylvania needs a severance tax because that's what every other drilling state does. Sound familiar? It's a favorite argument of tax proponents but it misses the big picture. Pennsylvania taxes the natural gas industry many ways that don’t exist in other drilling states. 

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Talk of Severance Tax Reduces Drilling

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 | by GORDON TOMB

Pitfalls of Natural Gas Tax

Contrary to conventional wisdom, drillers are cutting back as talk of a natural gas severance tax heats up.

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Marcellus Shale Successes Continue

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 | by GORDON TOMB

Pitfalls of Natural Gas Tax

The stories continue; more jobs, increased tax revenue and cheap energy, all from the free-market production of Marcellus Shale gas. Government programs simply pale in comparison to the revitalization spurred by natural gas. 

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More Than Their Fair Share

DECEMBER 17, 2013 | by ELIZABETH STELLE

Marcellus Shale Fee

A fair and sound tax policy requires that people or businesses pay for the government they use, including the cost of extracting natural gas.  Yet despite the passage of a natural gas "impact fee" nearly two years ago, a few lawmakers and government union bosses insist drillers still aren't paying their "fair share." The reality is, gas companies are already paying for more than they're using.

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Obama & Sebelius Visits Show Free Markets Trump Big Government

AUGUST 23, 2013 | by ELIZABETH STELLE, NATHAN BENEFIELD

President Obama and one of his cabinet members are making separate trips to Pennsylvania this week.  Their reasons for visiting couldn't be more different.

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Gasland Part II: New Name, Same Propaganda

JULY 12, 2013 | by JOHN BOUDER

Frack Attack

Remember the frackaphobic film Gasland (2010) directed by Pennsylvania native Josh Fox? Although a documentary in name, we proved the film to be largely fictional. Well the sequel, creatively titled Gasland Part II, is out, and The Washington Free Beacon has published its own illuminating fact check.

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Demanding More Dollars From Drillers

MAY 20, 2013 | by GORDON TOMB

Marcellus Shale Fee 2

Pennsylvania's new drilling impact fee has not deterred special interests from demanding more money from the state’s most prolific producers of new energy.

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