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Bill proposes opportunity zones for natural gas

House Speaker Mike Turzai’s proposal to boost the use of Pennsylvania natural gas as a fuel and feedstock has attracted nearly a third of the state House of Representatives’ members as co-sponsors and earned a bitter critique from the governor’s office as it gets closer to being introduced in the chamber.

The proposal, known as the Keystone Energy Enhancement Act, would offer 10 years of tax breaks in special development zones to entice heavy natural gas users, like manufacturers and petrochemical makers, to Pennsylvania brownfield sites.

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