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Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.
Governor Corbett says his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling.
Governor Tom Corbett told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that he will draw up his own legislation to impose impact fees on natural gas drillers.
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.
The commission empanelled by Governor Corbett to make recommendations about natural gas drilling operations in Pennsylvania has reached the halfway point of its work.
A natural gas driller has agreed to the biggest settlement ever in Pennsylvania for problems at sites in two different parts of the state.
Governor Tom Corbett added a new wrinkle to the burgeoning debate over natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania this past week when he said some state colleges and universities could help ease their fiscal slight by allowing gas wells on campus property.
Pennsylvania state senator Joseph Scarnati has rolled out his long-awaited proposal to impose fees on natural gas drillers in the state’s Marcellus Shale region.
Governor Corbett’s newly-formed advisory commission on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling got a tongue-lashing from dozens of residents concerned about safety and environmental issues as the panel held its second meeting Wednesday.
Pennsylvania environmental regulators are now asking natural gas drilling companies to stop taking wastewater to 15 water treatment plants, mostly in the western part of the state.
Governor Corbett today told township officials from around the state that he will not let natural gas drillers pollute Pennsylvania water, while reaffirming his stance against a tax on the industry.
First tests show harmless levels of radioactivity in wastewater from natural gas extraction.
Opponents of the natural gas extraction technique say they hope to avoid possible contamination of the Delaware River Basin.
Pennsylvania state officials say results for the first two months of testing show no radioactive contamination of water in Pennsylvania waterways located in the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling region.