Reduced energy production will put community services at risk

Reduced energy production will put community services at risk

Bakersfield Californian | July 15, 2014 | by Orchel Krier

In fact, a recent study found that, statewide, the oil and gas industry paid more than $21.6 billion in state and local taxes in 2012 alone. Those companies and their employees pay taxes that help support our local schools and government services. Restricting domestic oil production — which is highly-regulated in our state — would mean less tax revenue for state and local governments.

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