Brown Announces Lawrence Country Receives Funding From Natural Gas Drilling Impact Fees
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence) today announced more than $430,000 in impact fees paid by Marcellus Shale drilling companies will benefit residents of the 9th Legislative District.

“During these difficult economic times, this funding will assist with important services and projects throughout Lawrence County,” said Brown. “The natural gas industry has created new jobs and opportunities in our communities, and this funding is another reminder of the importance of this industry in Pennsylvania.”

The following impact fee revenue amounts were announced by the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) for Lawrence County and eligible municipalities that are part of the 9th District.

• Bessemer Borough - $1,201.
• Hickory Township - $3,607.
• Mahoning Township - $41,695.
• New Wilmington Borough - $2,040.
• Neshannock Township - $21,086.
• North Beaver Township - $31,038.
• Pulaski Township - $82,046.
• Shenango Township - $9,720.
• S.N.P.J. Borough - $96.
• South New Castle - $863.
• Taylor Township - $1,709.
• Union Township - $6,334.
• Wilmington Township - $4,415.

Under Act 13 of 2012, impact fees are collected from the drilling companies with 60% returned to counties and municipalities affected by drilling. The rest of the money goes into a Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund, a portion of which is provided to counties. The remaining funds are used by the state for emergency response planning, training and other activities; water, storm water, and sewer system construction and repair; infrastructure maintenance and repair; as well as statewide environmental initiatives.

Checks to municipalities are expected to be distributed in early July.

Representative Marla Brown
9th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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