When the new Impact fee tax was being calculated in Pennsylvania, DEP calculated the number of wells to be taxed. The money collected amounted to over $220 million. Local communities hosting Marcellus Shale gas drilling wells benefited and received their share of the money. A few weeks ago an environmental group issued a report claiming that the DEP failed to calculate the correct number of wells to be taxed. Today, DEP issued a detailed report very critical of the finding criticizing it’s mathematics. DEP notes that it did not count old, some 100 year old non-producing oil wells. DEP strongly notes that it counted all drilling sites intended to be counted in the spirit of the new law.
The Gas Drilling Rig Trial Team at DLP is fighting for accident victims. DLP has collected millions of dollars for clients over the past three decades.