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PA DEP Disputes that It Undercounted Wells for Impact Fees
January 23, 2013
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer took issue with a recent claim that the state undercounted unconventional wells for impact-fee purposes in a letter to the author of the study, the Post-Gazette reports. In the letter to Joel Gehman, Secretary Krancer argued that the study’s authors “misunderstood or misrepresented” the provisions of Act 13. The report, published earlier this month, contended that Pennsylvania had undercounted the number of wells subject to impact fees by 15,000 to 25,000.