Gov. Tom Corbett wants to give Shell Oil tax credits worth $1.65 billion over 25 years so that the company will build a refinery in western Pennsylvania to capitalize on the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom, according to Businessweek.
Corbett says that the deal could help reinvigorate manufacturing in Pennsylvania and create jobs.
Critics say that Shell would probably bring its business to the state even without the tax incentives.
Meanwhile, Corbett has also been criticized for cutting social service and school funding.
Shell is the world's second largest company by revenue and made profits of $31 billion last year.
We ask you: Should Shell get the tax break?
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