Policy Groups Seek Common Gas Severance Tax for WV, PA and Ohio

The State Journal - Public policy groups in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio are asking the governors of the three states to adopt West Virginia's severance tax on gas and oil. Read

"Given our states' shared experience with natural gas and oil extraction, a common rate and structure of taxation would be a smart approach. Working together, we can make sure our region benefits from new development even as we protect our communities from new costs and environmental risks," said the letter dated March 10.

The letter was signed by Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Sharon Ward, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, and Amy Hanauer, executive director of Policy Matters Ohio.

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