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Lawmakers Debate Marcellus Shale Drilling Tax On WNPV

wnpv_politicsMontgomery County State Representative Marcy Toepel says she has visited two natural gas drilling sites in the Marcellus Shale across Northern Pennsylvania, and she finds the results impressive. “The economic boon up there is real.  Last year, according to Penn State, it brought in more than $1 billion in revenue.  It’s created more than 72,000 jobs, I believe the Penn State study said.”

Toepel and State Representative Mike Vereb, who also has part of Montgomery County in his district, say they oppose an extraction tax on the drilling companies, but Vereb says he could support an impact fee to address environmental concerns.

“We don’t need another Centralia.  We don’t need the suffering that went on up there.  I know that’s fire, but the water issues are serious.  They are paying taxes and the companies are building training centers to train Pennsylvanians.  There is no tax incentive like Comcast had to build downtown.”

Centralia is the Columbia County, Pennsylvania coal boom town that turned into a ghost town as a result of an underground coal mine fire that has burned for most of the last half-century.  A third Montgomery County State Representative, Matt Bradford, says he agrees with Vereb to a point, but he believes the drillers should pay the extraction tax.

“Exxon-Mobil employees absolutely pay income tax to the Commonwealth, but when they take our natural resources from under our ground they endanger our drinking water and put an unbelievable strain on our infrastructure.  They need to pay their fair share.”

The big controversy is over a process called “fracking,” where water and chemicals are pumped into the ground under pressure to break up the shale and get to the gas.  Bradford is a Democrat, while Vereb and Toepel are Republicans, and all three appeared Tuesday on the WNPV talk program Comment Please by Univest.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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