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Op-Ed: National energy tax hinders environmental progress

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Despite repeated pledges from President Biden not to increase taxes on working class families, Congress is weighing new energy tax provisions that would be shouldered by all Americans, harm energy job creators, and discourage innovation in the technologies needed to achieve broad climate objectives.

Make no mistake, the natural gas tax buried in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill will increase the cost of energy — from stovetop to fuel pump — and act as a tax levied on all Americans.

Congress must reject the proposed natural gas tax that will discourage American energy development and the technological advancements critical to enhancing environmental progress, while burdening every single American with higher home energy costs.

Each of our organizations and the hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Ohioans and West Virginians, who work across our member companies to produce, transport, and use natural gas, share the commitment to clean air and environmental progress, and we’re proud of the action taken on........

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