HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett's Marcellus Shale advisory commission has recommend that Pennsylvania impose an impact fee, rather than a tax, on the extraction of natural gas.
The 30-member commission this morning also approved a long list of other recommendations for how to deal with the burgeoning drilling industry, including providing financial incentives for encouraging the use of natural gas.
But its decision on whether to have any sort of extraction levy was one the most eagerly anticipated.
Corbett has said he does not support a tax but would consider a local impact fee on drillers, as long as the money raised goes directly to those communities most heavily impacted by drilling.