Jun. 21, 2024

HARRISBURG – Wyoming County and its municipalities will share more than $2.5 million in impact fee revenue derived from natural gas producers in Pennsylvania during 2023, according to Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Wyoming) and Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).

Wyoming County received nearly $947,000, while Wyoming County municipalities collectively received nearly $1.6 million. 

“I am pleased Wyoming County communities continue to reap the economic benefits of the impact fees created by Act 13,” said Pickett. “The extra revenue helps local governments mitigate the effects of drilling activity and also supports other local improvement projects.” 

“Energy development provides a significant economic boost for the region, and these funds pay for a wide range of community and environmental protection projects,” Baker said. “I commend the communities and local groups who have assembled qualifying projects that help ensure we have a proper balance between job creation and community safety.” 

Nearly $180 million was generated statewide for the 2023 production year. Since impact fees went into effect in 2012 following the enactment of Act 13, more than $2.7 billion has been returned to communities across Pennsylvania, according to the Public Utility Commission, the agency charged with collection. 

Sixty percent of the total impact fee revenue is divided among municipalities with drilling activity, while the remaining 40% is collected for statewide uses through the Marcellus Legacy Fund. Local counties also see a share of that revenue. 

For a breakdown of impact fee revenue by municipality, visit https://shorturl.at/stbrO and click on “County and Municipality Disbursement.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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