For Immediate Release: October 3, 2011
RGGC: Governor’s Impact Fee Proposal Falls Short
Group Looks to House and Senate to Restore Funding for Critical Environmental Program
(HARRISBURG, PA) The Renew Growing Greener Coalition today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale impact fee proposal.
“The Coalition is pleased that the Governor has come to realize there should be an impact fee on Marcellus Shale drilling and that he will strengthen certain regulations to protect Pennsylvania’s environment from the dangers of natural gas drilling.
“Moreover, the Coalition is pleased that the Corbett administration is setting aside funds for plugging abandoned wells, a function of the Growing Greener program, which has invested $14.7 million in plugging more than 2,100 wells across the Commonwealth. …