“Pennsylvania has a long history of both environmental devastation and renewal. The General Assembly and Governor should not abdicate their responsibility, or the opportunity presented by a severance tax, to restore our Commonwealth and to protect against future impacts to the resources owned and enjoyed by all Pennsylvanians.
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Growing Greener Coalition Says Include The Environment In Any Severance Tax
The PA Growing Greener Coalition Tuesday urged state legislators to include funding for environmental programs and initiatives in any legislation that would enact a severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. “Any severance tax must dedicate funds toward the protection of our land, air and water,” said Andrew Heath, executive director of the Coalition. “The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition urges lawmakers to remember the critical need for funding to protect our farms and open spaces, restore our waterways, enhance our parks and trails, conserve our wildlife habitat, and preserve our historic sites and heritage areas.” The Coalition pointed to a new survey that found overwhelming public support for continuing existing dedicated state funding for conservation and for increasing state funding to protect land, water and historic sites. Overall, the survey found that more than 97.4 percent of Pennsylvanians surveyed think that state funds dedicated to protecting rivers and streams; conserving open space, forests, natural areas and wildlife habitats; providing parks and trails, and preserving farmland should continue to be used for these purposes. This figure represented strong bipartisan support, and is up by five percentage points since 2012.