Pain ahead for state
Oil tax rise could stall growth, jobs
Posted: February 20, 2013 at 3:41 a.m.
It came as no surprise when President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address last week to solicit support for his green-energy agenda, promising to go “all-in on clean energy” and use oil and gas revenue to “shift our cars and trucks off oil for good.” The feel-good rhetoric might be good politics. But it ignores the oil and gas industry’s very real contribution to the economy.
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Editorial, Pages 18 on 02/20/2013