- Published: Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:20
BY JIM DINO
Standard-Speaker staff writer
The Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling project has the potential to ease Pennsylvania's $3 billion budget deficit next year, but taxes and fees derived from the gas also have to protect the environment, local lawmakers said Friday.
State Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121; Neal Goodman D-123; Jerry Knowles, R-124; and Tim Seip, D-125, answered questions from members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association on Friday at Top of the 80s in West Hazleton.
Legislators were questioned on four topics: the 2011 budget deficit, taxes, transportation and energy.