Drill Bits: Doctors’ Objections, Impact Fee Update, And An Award

House Speaker Sam Smith is pushing back against concerns from the medical community that the new impact fee legislation restricts doctors’ ability to treat people who may come into contact with chemicals used during natural gas drilling. (AP)

More on that topic, from the Inquirer.

As we reported yesterday, Bradford County passed the impact fee. The northeastern Pennsylvania county will likely account for a quarter of the state’s fee revenue this year.

And a bit of good news for the site: StateImpact Pennsylvania has been honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, for best website. The award was one of six for witf, and four for the national StateImpact project.


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