Grover Norquist and Governor Corbett should take note. Oil and gas drilling taxes have established or are building huge "legacy funds"--from $3 billion to $45 billion--in North Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, and Alaska. Utah and West Virginia too are moving toward establishing their own.http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/north-dakota-saves-for-the-future-with-todays-oil-riches-85899500829.
While energy taxes build powerful funds that finance education and better lives in states across our land, not so in Pennsylvania. Here, in America's second largest natural gas producing state, Governor Corbett stubbornly blocks a drilling tax.