Municipality and Government Impacts

Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including municipality and government impacts such as state tax implications, the effects on Pennsylvania schools and business communities. Checklist for leasing and building a community task force.

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Carol Loveland Penn State
2017 PA Impact fee Disbursements Announced - News News
Nearly $210 million in annual impact fees were collected in 2017 and will be distributed to counties, state agencies and the Marcellus Legacy fund in July. More
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling - Articles Articles
True or false questions about the Role of Water in Shale Gas Drilling in relation to the video. More
Penn State MCOR
Community Impacts and Unconventional Shale Development - News News
Resources for the Future webinar series looks at a variety of research in regards to community impacts and oil and gas development. More
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Western Governors Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions - News News
Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Saskatchewan province sign agreement on carbon capture, utilization and storage. More
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Collaborative Initiative Creates Well-level Data for Participating States - News News
New website provides a variety of data elements for participating states - all in one place! More
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Marcellus Shale Gas Development: What Does It Mean for Pennsylvania Schools? - Articles Articles
Findings from a survey of school representatives Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale region. More
Downtown Business Communities and Marcellus Shale Development in PA
Downtown Business Communities and Marcellus Shale Development in PA - Articles Articles
Insights of a survey on how PA's downtown business communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges arising from the development of Marcellus shale. More
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The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative: A New Regional Approach - Webinars Webinars
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Don Kiel with SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, Inc. will discuss virtual pipeline and a new approach for filling the gaps and promoting economic growth for communities. More
Natural Gas Liquids Regional Development Natural Gas Liquids Regional Development - Webinars
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James Cutler, President of Macle Inc. and CEO of Appalachian Resins More
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Pipeline Roundup
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Pipeline Roundup - Webinars Webinars
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Dave Messersmith, Penn State Marcellus Education Team Educator More
Shale Gas Legislation Update: Understanding The Oil and Gas Lease Act
Shale Gas Legislation Update: Understanding The Oil and Gas Lease Act - Webinars Webinars
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Ross Pifer, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, breaks down the major parts of the Oil and Gas Lease Act, (also known as SB259). More
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Canada Proposes Regulations to Limit Oil and Gas Methane Emissions - News News
Canada’s goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas facilities by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025. More
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PUC Releases 2016 Impact Fees - News News

PUC Releases 2016 Impact Fees

06/16/2017

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) collected impact fees from the natural gas industry totaling $173,258,900 for 2016. More
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PA DEP’s Interactive Electronic Oil and Gas Report a Wealth of Information - News News
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) launches a new electronic oil and gas annual report to improve public access to information. More
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling: Mid-Atlantic Region
Common Concerns About Water and Shale Gas Drilling: Mid-Atlantic Region - Videos Videos
This video addresses current environmental issues and misconceptions surrounding shale gas drilling and production and is targeted to 8th–10th-grade viewers. More
Pennsylvania's Gas Rush: Issues, Opportunities, and Education Pennsylvania's Gas Rush: Issues, Opportunities, and Education - Articles
Penn State Extension recognized how important an issue gas exploration could be for Pennsylvania landowners and communities. More
State Tax Implications of Marcellus Shale
State Tax Implications of Marcellus Shale - Articles Articles
Development of Marcellus shale natural gas in Pennsylvania has brought with it many changes. More
Natural Gas Drilling Effects on Municipal Governments Natural Gas Drilling Effects on Municipal Governments - Articles
This survey provided insights into what's occurring across the Commonwealth's Marcellus shale region during 2010. More
Marcellus Shale Development and PA School Districts Marcellus Shale Development and PA School Districts - Articles
This article discusses what the growing Marcellus shale gas industry means for school districts by looking at Act 1 of Special Session 2005-2006 and its implications for augmenting school revenues. More
Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties - Articles
This article provides insights from a study on municipal governments in Susquehanna and Washington Counties that have been experiencing significant Marcellus shale gas development. More
Building an Effective Community Natural Gas Task Force
Building an Effective Community Natural Gas Task Force - Articles Articles
Best practices for developing a community task force to address the challenges and opportunities associated with developing natural gas and oil from shale. More
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The Role of Government with Natural Gas and Climate Change - Articles Articles
This last in a four-part series looks at LNG in a national and global perspective. More
Questions Citizens and Local Leaders Should Be Asking
Questions Citizens and Local Leaders Should Be Asking - Articles Articles

Questions Citizens and Local Leaders Should Be Asking

Kathryn Brasier, Ph.D., Neal Fogle, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

Foundational steps to assist local citizens and leaders in dealing with impacts of natural gas development. More
A Checklist for Leasing
A Checklist for Leasing - Articles Articles
This checklist is a quick overview of items to consider when reviewing lease forms. More