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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.
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Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Storytime with Sir William - Each Faire Day Discovery Garden - 12:30 PM The Nippers of the Shire are invited to enjoy Storytime with Sir William! Listen to the telling of Elephant Joe, Brave Knight. Elephant Joe, brave knight, will...with his trusty sidekick, Zebra Pete, of course. But there's an unexpected twist in this tale. Is the damsel in distress who she seems to be? And what happens when Elephant Joe and Zebra Pete wake the dragon guarding the Dark Knight's tower? Sir William will visit the Abby Scriptorium after the Storytime, to meet the children and sign copies of the book.
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Derrick UPDATE ON BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES: The Clydesdales will be in town this Saturday 9/5, from approximately 3pm - 5pm. The exact route they will be taking is listed below, and if you are interested in seeing them it is highly suggested to line the sidewalks of the parade route by 3:30pm, depending on what part of the route you choose. Starting Point: N. Broad St. and E. Court St. · Stop at Puck deliver case of Bud · Make right turn onto Shewell Ave · Stop by Lilly’s and Honey · Make right turn onto Doyle St. · Stop at Amber Inn – deliver case of Bud · Make Left turn onto N. Broad St. · Make right turn onto Atkinson · Make right turn onto Veterans Lane · Pass OOKA · Stop at Farm House – deliver case of Bud · Make right turn on N. Main St. · Stop at MOMS deliver case of Bud · Stop at Chambers deliver case of Bud · Stop at Finney’s delver case of Bud · Stop at Stephanies deliver case of Bud · Make left turn on E. Oakland St. · Stop and Bobby Simone’s and Meannachor Club deliver case of Bud · Make right turn on Pine ST. · Make right turn on E. Ashland St. · Make left on S. Main St. · Stop at Muggs deliver case of Bud · Cut through Bank · Make right on S. Clinton St. · Stop at Station Tap House deliver case of Bud · Make right on W. Oakland · Make left on S. Main · Make left on W. State St. · Stop at Doyelstown Inn deliver case Bud · Stop at Toyo · Stop at Pag’s Pub / Paganini deliver case of Bud · Stop at Penn Tap Room deliver case of Bud · Stop at Knight House / 86 west deliver case of Bud · Stop in front on Mesquito Grille deliver case of Bud · Make right on W. Court St. · Stop at Villa Capri deliver case of Bud · Make left on N. Main St. · Make right on N. Broad St. · Make right on E. Court St. · Load up and leave · Trucks will make a left on N. Main St. to leave town
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Amanda Follin Would love some Ren Faire tickets! This weekend is Heroes of the Realm. My dad is a volunteer firefighter. Would LOVE to take him!!!!

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