High Court Ruling Bars Pa. Fracking Regs, Gas Group Says

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down broad portions of the controversial state law barring local zoning rules targeting gas drillers prevents state regulators from enacting proposed rules governing surface operations at and around drilling sites, an industry group argued in comments made public Friday.

The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association’s comments, which were initially delivered at a Jan. 16 community meeting on the Chapter 78 regulations in Mechanicsburg, Pa., said that the state can’t craft any regulations related to sections of Act 13,...
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