PA Supreme Court Won’t Reconsider Act 13, Impact Fee Now in Doubt

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court continues their lunacy. On Friday they obstinately said they would not revisit their decision on the Act 13 Marcellus drilling law passed in early 2012 (see Ongoing Fallout from PA Supreme Court’s Wrong Act 13 Decision). PA Gov. Tom Corbett asked them to reconsider but the haughty response is a big “no way.” And so the very real possibility that the Supreme Court has just shut off the spigot to $200 million+ per year in impact fees. The Supremes vacated large sections of the Act 13 law that involve the collection and distribution of the Act 13 impact fee, a fee that has benefited countless communities around the state–particularly those where drilling’s impact is felt the most (hence the name). Now? Screw you seems to be the attitude of the justices.

And so we hope the seven “brave” townships that sued and kept suing are happy that they’ve just hosed the entire state with their actions–spoiling it for everyone. Congratulations…

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