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Pennsylvania Would Let Counties Set Natural Gas Drilling Fees

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett released a plan for Pennsylvania's natural gas boom Monday that would allow the state's counties to impose a fee on drilling to help pay to regulate it and fix environmental damage in communities where it is happening. The fee, which could be as high as $160...

McNees Client Alert: Act 127 of 2011 - The Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act; Assessment of Pipeline Operators

By Jim Dougherty As you may know, on December 22, 2011, [Pennsylvania] Governor Corbett signed the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act ("Act 127 of 2011"). Act 127 provides the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ("PUC" or "Commission") with authority to enforce...

McNees Client Alert: Pa. Act 127 of 2011 - The Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act: Final PUC Implementation Order

By Jim Dougherty On December 22, 2011, [Pennsylvania] Governor Corbett signed into law the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act ("Act 127") that expands the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's ("PUC" or "Commission") authority to enforce federal pipeline safety...