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Bad news for the Republicans’ “impact fee” on fracking:
Looks like Joe Scarnati agrees with my read of the Marcellus Shale politics.
It looks like the votes aren’t there for Harrisburg Republicans to pass any kind of fracking tax.
Robert Swift says both of the Republican bills in the House and Senate would force taxpayers to pick up the tab for cleaning up abandoned fracking wells:
I’m late to this, but I didn’t see much discussion of Grover Norquist’s statement on the House impact fee last week:
Laura Olson reports that Republicans passed Joe Scarnati’s impact fee bill out of committee on an almost party-line vote, and the bill will now be voted on by the full Senate at some point today.
Scott Detrow gets behind the Capitolwire Pay Fortress and tells us that that the Senate Republicans do not have the votes to pass the House/Corbett language preëmpting local zoning regulations for fracking.
Anything that derails the “local impact fee” version of a fracking tax is fine by me, but I do want to push back on this argument:
Think about how much different Mark Scolforo’s story on the fracking fee vote would have been if the Democrats hadn’t rejected it on a party line vote: