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Analysis: Where Is The Environmental Funding In Gov. Wolf’s Severance Tax Proposal?

Gov. Wolf this week proposed a new severance tax on natural gas production with no mention yet of funding for environmental restoration programs. This is especially odd since Pennsylvania is facing significant environmental cleanup challenges including, but certainly not limited to: 220,000  acres of abandoned mine lands, with the federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fee ending in 2021 which funds the bulk of this work, and eliminating 10 pounds of nitrogen and 212 million pounds of sediment to meet our 2017 Chesapeake Bay cleanup milestones over the next 687 days.

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