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06.20.20

$15.4 Million in Impact Fees To Go To Pennsylvania's 68th District

State representative Clint Owlett announced today that $15.4 million dollars in natural gas impact fees are coming back to the counties and municipalities in Pennsylvania's 68th district. This includes Bradford, Potter and Tioga counties.
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06.19.20

Communities to get drilling impact fee money

The city will receive nearly $447,000 in natural gas drilling impact fees to use on street reconstruction and other projects related to damages caused by drilling in the Marcellus Shale play, state officials said.
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06.18.20

Pa. municipalities to see 20% less in shale gas payouts, following last year's price drop

This year's collected fees clock in at just over $200 million, more than 20% lower than last year's record total of $252 million.
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06.18.20

Bedford, Somerset Counties to receive over $101K from Marcellus Shale impact fees

Republican state Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar, Mike Reese and Matthew Dowling, all representing parts of Somerset County, report that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive part of $101,621.
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06.18.20

County to receive $156,000 in shale impact fees

The Public Utility Commission said Wednesday it expects to get the go-ahead next month from the state Treasury Department to distribute more than $200 million from the 2019 collection of impact fees levied on natural gas producers through the state's Act 13 program.
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06.18.20

McKean County to receive more than $350K in natural gas impact fees

McKean County is set to receive $358,244.98 in impact fees from natural gas producers, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday. In addition, the county received $34,606.99 in Marcellus Legacy Fund disbursements.
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06.10.20

Focus on pro-growth economic recovery

These are truly unprecedented times in our history ó not just here in Pennsylvania, but across the nation.
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05.13.20

Jeff Kupfer: More taxes, covid-19 could cripple Pa. shale

Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets. Pennsylvania, of course, is no exception. Gov. Tom Wolf recently estimated that the state could face a $5 billion deficit this year. And while some measure of additional federal aid seems likely, itís unclear how much it will be or when it will arrive.
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04.26.20

Severance Tax? Don't Even Think About It, Governor Wolf!

Sadly, as Pennsylvania gets back up and running after the virus, the pressure will grow, yet again, for a new severance tax on top of the one we have now.
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04.08.20

Renewable energy sources can't meet the needs of Pennsylvania's economy

Recent commentaries have criticized the natural gas industry in favor of "cleaner, renewable" energy resources. However, it doesn't need to be an either/or scenario.
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03.07.20

Readers React: Don't increase taxes on natural gas industry

Since we began extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, our state has seen tremendous economic benefits.
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03.05.20

Gov. Wolf's tax a bad idea

Gov. Wolf's tax a bad idea
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03.03.20

Higher taxes on natural gas drilling would hurt local economy

Since Pennsylvania began allowing the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus shale, our state has seen tremendous economic benefits.
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03.01.20

Tax on drilling is bad for the state

Editor: I am a strong, vocal supporter of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania because I know drilling can be done safely without harm to the environment and in the process can help make Pennsylvania an energy independent state.
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02.29.20

Agriculture would suffer

It cannot be denied that having clean, reliable, accessible and affordable energy greatly helps Lancaster County farmers.
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