Report: Impact of Friday’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission vote

    An endorsement of an impact fee on natural gas drillers is among the 96 recommendations Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission approved Friday, according to a report from StateImpact reporter Scott Detrow.

    Commission members discussed an amendment to a recommendation during Friday’s meeting.

    Detrow sys the panel’s report will also urge Governor Corbett and lawmakers to revisit the 1961 law that governs gas and mineral extraction.  According to the story, the panel’s report will urge Corbett and lawmakers to include the Marcellus among the formations where companies can use “forced pooling” to extract gas.

    Detrow says we’ll have to wait until the report is made public in order to understand what else the commission is recommending.

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