DEP Boss in Erie to Talk Marcellus Shale

On Thursday, November 3, 2011 0 comments

The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection was in Erie Thursday, talking about Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

DEP Secretary Mike Krancer told member of the Erie Rotary Club that he is confident state lawmakers will pass some sort of impact fee in the near future.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett remains opposed to any actual tax on drillers, he is willing to embrace a fee to help communities affected by the shale gas boom. 

DEP Secretary thinks the house and senate will come up with a compromise bill soon.

Krancer said, "Well I hope in the next several weeks it will be passed by the legislature. The governor has done his part. Now it is time for the legislature to act. "How will it help townships and municipalities? Well it will bring funds to address uncompensated costs for the drilling as the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission pointed out."

State lawmakers are also considering how much control local governments should have over drilling.


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