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Report Contends PA Undercounted Wells in Assessing Impact Fees

A report published in Environmental Practice this month contends that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection undercounted the number of unconventional wells in the state when assessing well impact fees for 2012.  The report suggests that the state failed to include between about 15,000 and 25,000 wells that qualified under the threshold for an impact fee contained in Act 13.  The DEP disputed the report’s claims and indicated that its authors failed to understand which wells could be assessed an impact fee.  The Scranton Times-Tribune has more.