Pa. DEP Blasts Report That It Lost $300M In Fracking Fees

Law360, Philadelphia (January 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Friday lashed out at a report by a group of Canadian researchers claiming the state had failed to collect some $300 million in fees from natural gas drillers in 2012 by omitting upwards of 25,000 fracking wells from state rolls.

While researchers with the Alberta School of Business and McGill University, writing in a paper published in the Cambridge University Press journal Environmental Practice in December, claimed that DEP had significantly undercounted the number of so-called unconventional wells required...
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