Statement by Senator Lisa Baker on Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Proposal

Dallas – Senator Lisa Baker issued the following statement regarding Governor Corbett’s Marcellus shale impact fee proposal:

“Governor Corbett’s proposals should help push agreement and action on impact fees that will provide for better levels of community and environmental protection.Between what he presented today and what the Senate has developed over many months, there are the necessary elements for a responsible package of regulatory improvements and revenue generation. I am pleased that he recognized the importance of setting more substantial setback requirements from public and private water systems for well drilling. There will still be debate over what distance is sufficient to prevent damage to streams and lakes when spills occur.”

Contact: Jennifer Wilson
(570) 675-3931

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