Fracking Rows Possible After Dems Flip Pa. AG's Office

Law360, Philadelphia (November 6, 2012, 11:54 PM EST) -- Kathleen Kane cruised to victory in Pennsylvania’s attorney general race Tuesday night, the first Democrat to win the position since it became an elected office in 1980, setting up a possible confrontation between the former prosecutor and Harrisburg Republicans over environmental enforcement actions in the Marcellus Shale.

While state law mandates that criminal enforcement of environmental statutes must begin with referrals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection or county district attorneys, G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin...
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