Governor Tom Corbett today thanked members of the House for passing House Bill 1950. This strong Marcellus Shale package, which promotes job growth, protects the environment and includes a responsible impact fee, incorporates many of the recommendations of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.
The package now moves to the Senate for their consideration.
In addition, Corbett commended the Senate for passing Senate Bill 1100 this week which also enhances environmental standards and includes an impact fee.
In October, Corbett outlined his Marcellus Shale proposal, which followed the work of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission and includes a plan to move Pennsylvania toward energy independence.
"I look forward to continuing to work with the members of the General Assembly to enact a fair and comprehensive Marcellus Shale package this session," Corbett said.