Wolf Proposes Tax on Gas Drillers to Fund Education

  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf proposes a 5 percent severance tax on natural gas drilling at Caln Elementary School in Thorndale, Chester County. Photo: Katie Colaneri/StateImpact Pennsylvania

February 11, 2105
By Katie Colaneri

Governor Tom Wolf made good on a campaign promise Wednesday and proposed a severance tax on natural gas drilling.

Speaking in an elementary school classroom in Thorndale, Chester County, Wolf said the “lion’s share” of the revenue will go to hiking overall funding for public education.

“We sit on top of one of the richest deposits of natural gas in the world,” he said. “We have the natural resources to actually do something about the problem here.”

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