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United Methodists call for drilling tax, full disclosure
United Methodists from Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania have voted for a temporary hold on gas drilling until better regulations are in place and full disclosure of chemicals used in the process. The Marcellus Shale resolution was discussed during the second annual conference session of the newly formed Susquehanna Conference, held June 8 to 11 at Messiah College. The Susquehanna Conference includes communities from Williamsport to State College as well as other regions. It also states lawmakers should levy a tax on natural gas drilling and use the proceeds to reinforce roads and bridges impacted by the industry's heavy truck traffic.