Bill to Protect PA Landowners from Royalty Scams is Dead
The natural gas royalty battle is far from over although a bill in the state House died due to a lack of vote.
Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming, prime sponsor of the measure that would ensure royalties would be at least 12.5 percent of the sale price of gas, pledged to reintroduce it in 2017.
And people in Bradford County, who have been the motivating force behind the legislative effort, vow not to give up the fight, either.
Everett Thursday said he cannot explain why House leadership did not call up for a vote the bill that would amend the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act of 1979 to prohibit the use of post-production costs to reduce royalty payments below 12.5 percent.Click here to continue reading this article.
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