Pa. High Court Asked To Nix Rehearing Of Fracking Law Case

Law360, Philadelphia (August 16, 2013, 1:58 PM ET) -- A group of municipalities challenging Pennsylvania's new statewide zoning rules for hydraulic fracturing before the state's Supreme Court said Thursday that allowing the case to be reheard after the appointment of a new seventh justice could force the court to rehear dozens of other appeals as well.

While the state's Public Utility Commission and Department of Environmental Protection petitioned the court earlier in August to rehear the appeal now that a full slate of justices have returned to the bench, the municipalities say such a move...
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