Pa. Lawmakers Object To Gas Drilling Bill Provisions

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 7:14 PM EST) -- A group of nine Republican state senators on Wednesday expressed their opposition to a provision in a bill that might prevent municipalities from enforcing their own standards regarding drilling in the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation.

The bill language at issue, which is supported by both the natural gas industry and the state's Republican governor, would set uniform statewide limits and would give the state attorney general the power to quash any stricter municipal regulations. 

Under the legislation, the attorney general would also have the power to...
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