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Elk Lake High School one of “America’s Best High Schools for 2017”

Elk Lake High School recently received recognition as one of “America’s Best High Schools for 2017” by U.S. News & World Report. A full report on Elk Lake High School by U.S. News & World Report can be found here. To commemorate the incredible achievement I authored a Letter to the Editor (LTE) on behalf of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation distinguishing the Elk Lake School district, including the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, and its administration. The LTE was submitted to and ran by regional papers over the last few days. Here is a copy of the LTE:…

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Pa.’s Impact Tax an Effective, Winning Policy

The following is a post from the Marcellus Shale Coalition published on July 21, 2017. - - - - - - Summertime – it’s the season for baseball, cookouts, and, unfortunately, for some lawmakers to renew tired calls for a massive, job-crushing energy tax increase. Despite the clear fact that Pennsylvania’s impact fee – our tax on natural gas, which has generated $1.2 billion in new revenue – is working, some in Harrisburg continue to be preoccupied over the false promise of energy tax increases. In a letter to leaders in Harrisburg, MSC president Dave Spigelmyer reinforced the fact that Pennsylvania’s “one-of-a-kind” tax was the…

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Paying our “fair share”

It’s budget season in Pennsylvania which inevitably means two things will happen: There will be some sort of budget shortfall our elected officials need to work through – right now estimated to be around $3 billion Newspapers will suddenly be filled with letters to the editor and columns and op-eds proclaiming “the natural gas industry doesn’t pay their fair share” which tends to be followed by “Pennsylvania is the only state without a severance tax” I’m already seeing some Groundhog Day familiarity already across the newspaper headlines in this Commonwealth. I’m going to ask the Well Said readership for some…

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