Jun. 23, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today announced more than $2 million in impact fees paid by Marcellus Shale drilling companies will benefit residents of the 11th District.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reports this year’s distribution is more than $44 million higher than last year, driven primarily by the average price of natural gas in 2022.

“The impact fee not only funds critical projects in Butler County but also a wide variety of important environmental projects in communities throughout the state,” said Mustello. “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 disbursements in the 11th District were announced:

Buffalo Township - $156,302
Butler Township - $298,728
Chicora Borough - $8,084
City of Butler - $108,857
Clearfield Township - $157,498
Clinton Township - $201,420
Donegal Township - $107,904
East Butler Borough - $8,466
Jefferson Township - $221,392
Oakland Township - $213,397
Saxonburg Borough - $10,825
Summit Township - $211,848
Winfield Township - $338,980

Butler County will receive more than $3 million in funding.

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 Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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