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Enviro Groups Want Changes In Impact Fee Bills

Environmental groups are weighing in with suggestions to improve HB 1950 and SB 1100, the two dueling impact fee bills in front of the General Assembly.
The Times-Tribune has more:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation recommended against exempting gas operations from local land-use ordinances, advised that impact fee funds be dedicated in part to state environmental protection and restoration, and advocated for stronger permit reviews, greater buffers around waterways and stricter spill-prevention controls.
With nine voting days left in the session if gas drilling legislation is to be passed this year, time is short to reconcile and improve the bills, Paul King, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, said.

Both groups were represented on Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.

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