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Severance tax could be used to fund Growing Greener program

Incredibly, Pennsylvania remains the only major drilling state in the nation that has failed to implement a severance tax on gas drilling. Due to the destructive and dangerous nature of Marcellus Shale drilling, it only makes sense to direct a portion of the funds to the state's environmental and conservation programs, like Pennsylvania's Growing Greener program.

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Letter: New mileage standard will break oil addiction

On July 29 President Barack Obama started the drive toward historical reductions in oil dependence, global warming pollution, and the amount of money we pay at the gas pump. His announcement of a new 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025 will go a long way toward ensuring America breaks its addiction to oil.

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Opinion: How to end our oil addiction: 60 miles per gallon by 2025

Each visit to the gas pump reminds Pennsylvanians of the painful economic burden of our nation’s oil addiction. 

With millions of dollars leaving the state every day to oil companies and hostile foreign nations, it’s time to stop putting energy dollars into the hands of extremists. 

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How to cut ozone

This summer's higher temperatures have brought more orange alert days for smog pollution. But as bad as this summer has been, imagine how much worse it will get if we don't act now to reduce smog. Could you imagine it being so polluted you couldn't go outside?

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PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025

The federal government needs to raise its fuel efficiency standards to 62 mpg by 2025 to reduce America's dependence on oil and greenhouse gas emissions, a Pennsylvania environmental organization said in a report released today.

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