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Rapp announces $170,000 in natural gas impact fees for district

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced Warren, Forest and Mercer counties will receive a combined $134,844 in impact fees from the natural gas industry. In addition, the municipalities in the 65th Legislative District will receive an additional $34,590.

Impact fees are levied in addition to regular business taxes paid by every corporation in Pennsylvania. The disbursements were established in 2012 to ensure communities affected by drilling receive their fair share of funding for projects such as road and bridge repairs, housing and other infrastructure needs.

“The natural gas industry benefits us in so many ways,” Rapp said. “Not only does it create hundreds of thousands of jobs and power our homes and businesses, but these impact fees also provide a significant funding source for the county and local governments of our Commonwealth.”

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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