HARRISBURG – The Impact Fee on unconventional natural gas wells in 2021 will once again deliver millions of dollars in funding to communities and projects throughout the 46th Senatorial District, including Greene County and parts of Washington and Beaver counties, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
Impact Fees are levied in addition to regular business taxes paid by every corporation in Pennsylvania. The disbursements were based on a formula established in Act 13 of 2012 to ensure communities that are affected by drilling receive their fair share of funding for projects such as road and bridge repairs, housing, and other infrastructure needs.
In 2021, more than $146 million collected in statewide Impact Fee revenues will be distributed. Since 2011, the Impact Fee has generated more than $2 billion in tax revenue on top of the other corporate taxes that every business pays in Pennsylvania.
The grand total of impact fee distribution in the 46th District is more than $7.6 million (Greene County receiving $3.2 million, Washington County (excluding Peters Township) receiving $4.1 million and six municipalities in Beaver County including Marcellus Shale Legacy funds receiving $210,000).
The Impact Fee provides funding to the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which in turn has generated more than $6 million in grants for the 46th Senatorial District.
“As we have seen in the last few months, our home-grown energy needs to be cultivated and cared for now more than ever,” Bartolotta said. “Ten years of the Impact Fee tax has provided millions of dollars to the communities in which we live. Strong local support, as well as safe and predictable regulations, are the key to our continued success.”
A complete list of disbursements to counties and municipalities is available on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s website at www.puc.state.pa.us.
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