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Even in a modest year, gas impact fee generates plenty

June 27, 2013

The gas drilling activity in the region leveled off in 2012 and that is reflected in the revenues generated from the Act 13 natural gas drilling impact fee....

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Judgeandjury

Jul-03-13 11:03 AM

What a shameless display of blind support for a criminal industry. This industry should be banned from this state, this country and the world. They have proven over and over again they can not be trusted. They have purchased many of our politicians who now blindly support them and reap financial benefits as a result. And then jacked up with Act 13 and the Impact Fee which gives us a pittance of the value of the gas. At least if we had a severance tax we would be realizing a decent return that might be able to cover at least a small amount of the damage the industry is doing. Lycoming County received a mere 10 million. I know that sounds like a lot, but consider the cost of paving a mile of two lane road, around 2 million, or building a two lane bridge like the one they destroyed out Wallace Run Road, maybe 1/2 a million or more. Then the amount doesn't look so big.

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pinecr

Jul-03-13 10:49 AM

Once again we hear from the Sun Gazette regarding the gas industry...even with all of the negatives in our area from gas drilling, the Sun is still cheering away...well at least they are reaping the benefits from the gas industry while no one in the gas drilling areas are!

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