PA Environment Digest Blog, Edited by David E. Hess, March 28, 2020.
On March 27, Gov. Tom Wolf did as he promised to do– vetoed House Bill 1100 (Kaufer-R-Luzerne) which would give an unlimited taxpayer-funded subsidy to certain manufacturers for using natural gas through a new tax credit program.
The tax credit of up to $22 million a year would go to each company investing at least $450 million in a new facility which creates at least 800 jobs to turn natural gas into fertilizer, methanol or other products.
Gov. Wolf told StateImpact, Pennsylvania needs “to promote job creation and to enact financial stimulus packages for the benefit of Pennsylvanians who are hurting as they struggle with the substantial economic fallout of COVID-19.”