Jun. 21, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Leslie Rossi (R-Westmoreland) today announced more than $1.4 million in impact fees paid by Marcellus Shale drilling companies will benefit residents of the 59th Legislative District.

“As a strong supporter of the natural gas industry, I’m happy to see that natural gas drilling and subsequent impact fees are directly benefitting our local communities in Westmoreland County and across the Commonwealth,” said Rossi. “Not only do our economy and our workers see positive impacts from natural gas drilling, but our counties and municipalities are reaping the rewards as well.”

The following impact fee revenue amounts were announced by the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) for Westmoreland County and eligible municipalities that are part of the 59th District.

Boliver Borough - $859.
City of Latrobe - $12,716.
Cook Township - $6,764. 
Derry Borough - $4,106.
Derry Township - $179,370.
Donegal Borough - $95.
Donegal Township - $9,493.
Fairfield Township - $31,280.
Laurel Mountain Borough - $375.
Ligonier Borough - $2,672.
Ligonier Township - $25,401.
Mount Pleasant Township - $21,044.
New Florence Borough - $1,544.
Seward Borough - $888.
St. Clair Township - $9,267.
Unity Township - $38,757.
Youngstown Borough - $407.

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 Leslie Rossi
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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