Pa. Township Says Fracking Law Not Impeding Gas Development

Law360, Philadelphia (October 22, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A western Pennsylvania man does not have standing to challenge a local fracking ordinance with state utility regulators because the law has not prevented natural gas development from taking place on his property, officials from a suburban Pittsburgh municipality claimed Friday.

In filings with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Robinson Township’s solicitor said the challenge to a municipal fracking ordinance filed by resident Roger Kendall, who claimed the law had stymied oil and gas development, was directly contradicted by an application submitted to the township by...
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