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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.

Read the full story at StateImpact Pennsylvania.