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Big winners from Pa. gas drilling impact fee

The Associated Press
Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

Pennsylvania state officials said Monday about $200 million worth of impact fees from the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry are about to be sent out, with the largest portion being directed to counties where the drilling occurred.

Getting at least $1 million apiece are:

_Allegheny County, $1.1 million.

_Bradford County, $8.4 million.

_Clearfield County, $1.15 million.

_Fayette County, $1.45 million.

_Greene County, $3.1 million.

_Lycoming County, $4 million.

_Philadelphia County, $1.3 million.

_Susquehanna County, $3.9 million.

_Tioga County, $4.8 million.

_Washington County, $4.4 million.

_Westmoreland County, $1.7 million.

Other notables:

_Armstrong County, $570,000.

_Butler County, $897,000.

_Centre County, $660,000.

_Lawrence Township, Clearfield County (population 7,700): $500,000.

_Clinton County, $739,000.

_Redstone Township, Fayette County (population 5,600): $377,000.

_Greene and Lycoming counties both have three townships that each got $500,000. Susquehanna County (population 43,000) has four and Tioga County (population 42,000) has five.

_Pleasant Valley Township, Potter County (population 86): $123,000.

_Potter County (population 17,000): $554,000.

_Sullivan County (population 6,400): $386,000.

_Washington Township, Wyoming County (population 1,400): $490,000

Other larger pieces of pie:

_Department of Environmental Protection, $6 million.

_Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, environmental stewardship fund, $7.2 million.

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Source: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission