Fracking Co. Appeals Pa. DEP Order Over Pipeline Location

Law360, Philadelphia (January 7, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- A subsidiary of gas driller Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP filed an appeal Friday challenging an order by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection demanding sections of gas and water pipelines in Lycoming County be moved farther away from a nearby stream.

The company, PVR Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC, claims that, in accordance with the DEP, it determined  the pipelines did not impermissibly encroach on the stream but that the department had nonetheless failed to withdraw the order.

“The order imposes obligations that require PVR to...
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