On Tuesday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an op-ed that i co-wrote with Wendy Patton of Ohio Policy Matters and Ted Boettner of the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy making the case for a unified approach to taxing shale drilling across our three states. Check it out:
Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia share a lot in common, including job markets, highways, rolling hills, watersheds and natural resources. In some places, shale wells in close proximity to each other are in different states.
Yet each of our three states has taken a vastly different approach to taxing oil and gas drilling.