Pa. High Court Bombshell Could Reach Beyond Fracking

Law360, Philadelphia (December 20, 2013, 5:51 PM ET) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s landmark ruling Thursday invalidating a law that banned local ordinances on fracking may have the unexpected consequence of impeding the state’s ability to regulate the process and may unleash a torrent of further environmental litigation, even beyond the oil and gas industry, attorneys told Law360.

Although the petitioners in the case focused their court battle against Act 13 specifically on the constitutionality of the parts of the law focused on land use and zoning, the high court’s ruling also knocked out provisions...
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