The state legislature continues to move closer to enacting a bill that would regulate natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Scientists are exploring a new concern about gas extraction in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale beds: Earthquakes.
State Senate action on a bill to regulate and impose fees on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has been delayed for at least two weeks.
Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.
The governor is proposing a fee that would collect a total of $160,000 per natural gas well over a 10-year period.
Governor Tom Corbett told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that he will draw up his own legislation to impose impact fees on natural gas drillers.
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Former Pennsylvania governor and industry consultant Tom Ridge says many of the concerns about the environmental and public health impacts of drilling are “phony hysteria.”
“I also, back in 2004, received campaign contributions directly to my campaign from the former speaker (John Perzel). It didn’t do him any good, did it?,” Corbett told reporters today.
“We have not seen any data that can support or deny claims that rates of STDs have increased in communities where there is an influx of workers associated with Marcellus Shale drilling,” says the director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.
Imposing impact fees is among the dozens of recommendations approved Friday by Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Commission on a wide range issues related to natural gas drilling.
The push to privatize Pennsylvania liquor sales will be in the spotlight this week when the much-anticipated legislative proposal is expected to be unveiled. But when the legislature returns in the fall, the fate of state stores will share the stage with several other major issues.
Since 1965, Pennsylvania has received more than $160 million from the federal government to acquire land that, according to the funding, must be used for public purposes in perpetuity.
The new Quinnipiac University poll shows that 39 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of Gov. Corbett’s job performance while 38 percent disapprove.
A Pennsylvania state senate committee has advanced a bill that would impose “impact fees” on natural gas drilling in the state, but some state lawmakers are expressing reservations.