Man! Does this guy ever get tired of shilling for the shale? He’s in the Marcellus Shale area but he would fit right in down here in Texas.
McLinko says gas severance tax, greenhouse bill will hurt Bradford County
TOWANDA — The proposed state severance tax on gas drilling and an energy bill that is scheduled to be voted on today in the U.S. House of Representatives will both hurt Bradford County, Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko said.
McLinko said he opposes the severance tax on gas drilling, which he says will place such a large financial burden on gas drilling companies that the smaller companies will stop drilling in the area and the large ones will slow down the pace of their drilling.
SPLASHDOWN printed a reader comment asking how many permanent jobs will be created from all the drilling.
” The public would really like to know, how many permanent, fulltime jobs have been created by this gas endeavor and are being held by local employees??? Seems every time that question is asked it is “unknown”.
You can get a pretty good idea about permanent jobs by watching Barnett Shale: An Aerial View. County the number of cars and trucks parked at the well sites, drilling sites, compressor stations and etc. That will give you an accurate idea about permanent jobs.
The industry spent $44.5 million in the first quarter of 2009 lobbying Congress and other federal agencies to fight taxes on drilling and temper efforts to wean the country off petrofuels.
UPDATE: this just in:
Resolution elusive for water issues plaguing some residents of Hedgehog Lane
By JOELLEN CHESNUT
A resolution for the water issues plaguing some residents of Hedgehog Lane
is still not evident.
Residents continue to face concerns that include noise, smell, and even in
one resident’s case, flammable water due to the gases mixed into the water
running thorough his tap.