Wednesday, March 7, 2012
PA Governor Corbett Exceeds Expectations
For those not following this issue closely, I wanted to make you aware of PA's latest approach to helping the natural gas industry frack every square inch of PA; hold back payments to the Delaware River Basin Commission.
And what of PA's payments to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission?
"The governor went lighter with cuts to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, which has been issuing permits for water withdrawals related to natural gas drilling. It was cut by only 10 percent. And the Susquehanna commission, unlike the Delaware commission, is allowed to charge fees, which amounted to about half its $12 million budget in 2010. That's more than double the $5.6 million the Delaware commission plans to spend this year."
Industry-puppet Tom Corbett has turned out to be everything I anticipated...and more.