Wolf tells energy experts Pa. will be more business friendly

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Philadelphia Tuesday to speak to energy conservation experts in an effort to encourage more of them to set up shop in the city.

 

Wolf spoke with the Association of Energy Engineers, a group that conducts energy audits and helps homeowners and businesses cut energy use.  Wolf touted his efforts  to be more business friendly as well as levying a tax on natural gas harvested in the state.

“I want this gas industry to work, I want to have a severance tax, because I want all Pennsylvanians to feel there’s a partnership between what happens in the gas fields and what happens in the classrooms in the schools in their neighborhoods.”

Wolf, who left the event without taking questions from reporters, said energy efficiency outfits could benefit from plans to cut Pennsylvania’s business tax rate.

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