Pa. Town Asks For Its Cut Of $200M In Fracking Impact Fees

Law360, Philadelphia (October 25, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania town asked state utility regulators Wednesday to release its share of $200 million in so-called impact fees for fracking activity after a resident withdrew his challenge of the town’s oil and gas zoning ordinance.

Mt. Pleasant, one of the first three towns to have their fracking ordinances challenged before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission under new statewide oil and gas rules known as Act 13, wants its share of the fees generated by the state in 2011 for Marcellus Shale drilling.

In September,...
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