The increase in fee collections is largely due to recent increases in gas prices.
Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 natural gas wells later, the county appears to be no better off financially than where it started,
Gov. Tom Wolf’s office has said the bill “poses an undeniable risk to the health and safety of our citizens, the environment, and our public resources.”
Pennsylvania collected about 20 percent less in impact fees from natural gas drillers last year than in 2018, according to the Public Utility Commission.