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DEP chief seeking gas pipeline strategy

HARRISBURG – A “spiderweb” of new natural gas pipelines will be built across Pennsylvania during the next decade, and the state’s top environmental official wants to develop a strategy for minimizing the impact on the environment. John Quigley, secretary-designate of the Department of Environmental Protection, is creating a task force with members drawn from the industry, local governments and conservation ...

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Westmoreland officials fear loss of impact fees

Westmoreland County commissioners aren’t sure what to expect from Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to enact a severance tax on Marcellus shale gas well drillers. What they do know is that they don’t want the revenues the county and local municipalities have received from impact fees since 2012 to dry up. “The biggest concern I have in Westmoreland County is the ...

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Dropping oil prices might mean better governance

For the first time in a long time North Dakota’s political leaders are going to be faced with difficult decisions when it comes to governing the state. “We don’t run the state on oil revenue,” Governor Jack Dalrymple told the editorial board of the Williston Herald in December. At the time he was trying to address skepticism of his executive ...

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