West Virginia lawmakers should heed Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette's call to lessen the state's personal property tax in order to attract investors for an ethane cracker, according to this editorial. Shale gas in the state could establish a $13 billion-a-year industry and about 12,000 jobs, according to the American Chemistry Council. The state's lawmakers should move to cut such taxes unless it wants Ohio and Pennsylvania to receive ethane crackers instead, the editorial adds.

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