“We may have different views on the future of drilling in the Marcellus Shale, but Pennsylvanians agree that natural gas and oil companies must pay a substantial drilling tax similar to those enacted in every other state in the nation. We urge you to enact a drilling tax as part of the state budget plan.”
Pennsylvania is the only state that does not tax drilling. Not only do the Marcellus Shale "frackers" pay no drilling tax, no other drilling is taxed either.
Whether you oppose all drilling in the Marcellus Shale, support drilling with restrictions or hold another view, Pennsylvanians agree that drillers must pay their fair share in taxes.