Letter to the editor: Pa. shouldn’t give away gas

October 2, 2018

The gas industry once again wants us to think they pay us so much money just for the privilege of being here in Pennsylvania that we should give them our gas for free. Among their latest efforts to get their raw product for nothing, did they recruit Colin McNickle to write a favorable opinion piece in the Trib (“A shale gas severance tax? Think again (again),” Aug. 12, TribLIVE)?

C’mon, Colin. If Pennsylvania levees a tax on the amount of gas they take from us, your new friends aren’t going to take their fracking business elsewhere. The other shale-gas states already have extraction fees.

Ed Collins

West Newton

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