Corbett Lays Out Marcellus Shale Plan

PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — Governor Tom Corbett outlined his plan for state oversight of Pennsylvania’s booming Marcellus Shale natural gas  industry Monday.

The proposal includes impact fees, meaning that individual counties will be able to impose fees to help pay for the damage drilling does to infrastructure and the environment.

Rose Ryan-Douglas and Paul Rasmussen talk with Washington County commissioner Larry Maggi on the KDKA Afternoon News about how the plan will affect his natural gas-rich county.

Maggi lays out how much the county plans to assess in impact fees, and what Corbett’s plan means for Washington county landowners.

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  • Ron

    Anything about taxing them Tom? Oh, sorry. Can’t talk about that one huh? I wish I could take my vote back.

    • harry

      if they’re not going to tax them, can we as residents at least see some kind of decrease in the cost of natural gas?

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