The State collected over $206 million in gas drilling tax/impact fee money. Most of the money went to counties such as Bradford where most of the gas drilling rigs are located. However, because of some method for distribution designed by Governor Corbett and the State Republicans, counties such as Luzerne and Lackawanna which border the Marcellus Shale gas drilling region and support much of the drilling activity on their roads and elsewhere received LESS tax money than far away counties such as Berks, Bucks and Lehigh. Both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties received a bit over $200,000. Some far away counties including even Bucks where there is a moratorium on gas drilling!!–received over $300,000 and upwards. Local leaders are claiming foul, but it does not appear that anything will change in Harrisburg.
The team of lawyers at DLP continue working every day to represent victims of GAS TRUCK, DRILLING WELL and GAS PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS. DLP is handling cases in Federal Court and in State Courts in TIOGA, BRADFORD, SUSQUEHANNA, WYOMING, SULLIVAN, LYCOMING AND throughout Pennsylvania Gas Country. DLP has collected millions of dollars for thousands of clients over the past 35 years.