Pa. Fracking Moratorium Bill Pushed By State Senator

Law360, Philadelphia (September 19, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state senator on Wednesday announced legislation aimed at imposing a moratorium on new fracking permits in the state, which would delay expansion of the natural gas industry and give a commission time to study the consequences of drilling, including the impact on public health.

The Natural Gas Drilling Moratorium Act, introduced by Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Allegheny, would allow the 14,000 permits for unconventional wells currently issued in the state to stand while the commission considers the agricultural, economic, environmental and social impacts of the...
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