Shale impact fee delivers $111,276

Cambria County gets windfall

EBENSBURG — Cambria County will receive $111,276 in Marcellus Shale impact fees from 2019.

State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced the award, calling it a welcome development as governments struggle with the impact of COVID-19.

Burns has been an outspoken supporter of job creation through petrochemical industry expansion, which he believes could bring about the economic revitalization of western Pennsylvania.

He has pursued businesses and industries, pitching them on expanding into Cambria County, including the county’s Keystone Opportunity Zone.

“It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on our communities and county government’s financial picture, so this news is especially welcome during these tough times,” Burns said. “These impact fees are also just another way that the Marcellus Shale industry is having a positive impact on our state, even during these tough times.”

Information about the 2019 Impact Fee program, which is administered by the Public Utility Commission, is available on the PUC’s Act 13 website.


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