What’s Next For Pennsylvania’s Impact Fee?
Earlier this week, Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill overhauling the state's natural gas drilling regulations into law.
The measure imposes a $50,000 fee on every well drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale formation. But the fee is conditional, and won't go into effect unless counties approve it.
State lawmakers spent years debating the new regulations, and Republican Governor Tom Corbett's administration worked with top Senate and House Republicans for months to hash out a final agreement.