Statement by Senator Lisa Baker on Marcellus Shale Impact Fee

Harrisburg – Senator Lisa Baker issued the following statement regarding her no vote on the Conference Committee Report on the Marcellus Shale impact fee:

“I respect the intensive effort and good intentions that went into putting together this compromise. However, the goal was not just to reach a political consensus. It was to reach agreement on provisions that would sufficiently satisfy serious concerns that people expressed. After all the time I have spent speaking with local officials, landowners, environmentalists and anyone else with a point of view on the issue, I am not certain these issues have been sufficiently addressed.”

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