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A coalition of environmental groups to more than a dozen lawmakers -- primarily Republicans -- for their Natural gas wellvotes on legislation that authorized a new impact fee on Marcellus shale natural gas drillers.
The groups: PennEnvironment, the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and Conservation Voters of PA, handed out their grades during a Capitol news conference this morning.
The activists said they were particularly concerned about language in the bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett, that strips municipal governments of much of their authority to regulate drilling within their borders.
Despite public opposition to such language, that "concern simply was not heard by the Legislature," Myron Arnowitt of Clean Water Action, said.