The Pennsylvania Senate’s top Republican wants an impact fee on companies that drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region and he wants it soon.

“I am tired of being here, holding the bag, year after year, trying to get this done,” Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, said during a speech to the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg. “October is the timeline I’d like to work in.”

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.