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Marcellus Shale Tax

Posted on February 12, 2013 in Oil and Gas News

Taxing the Marcellus Shale

(The Legal Intelligencer -Stephen J. Blazick, Daniel M. Dixon and Brent K.  Beissel) — Pennsylvania imposes an impact fee on energy companies for each natural gas-producing well they drill in the state. The impact fee was enacted in  response to the large concentration of natural gas producers flocking into the  Marcellus Shale region. However, in the commotion of ramping up drilling operations and focusing on the impact fee, companies…


Elder Care Bill

Posted on January 17, 2013 in Elder Care News

A new survey shows tens of thousands of families are paying extra ‘top-up’ charges to care homes looking after their older relatives

(The Guardian - David Brindle)— What links the Isles of Scilly, Tameside in Greater Manchester and Tower Hamlets in east London? Not much, except that they emerge from a survey as the only councils in England in that families of older people in residential care don’t have to pay a top-up fee to supplement means-tes…