7 Towns Take Pa. To Court Over Fracking Fee Law

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Seven Pennsylvania towns and an environmental group sued Pennsylvania on Thursday over a law that standardizes zoning of oil and gas development across the state and imposes natural gas well fees, arguing that it was unconstitutional and jeopardized public health and the environment.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network joined the municipalities of Cecil, Mount Pleasant, Nockamixon, Peters, Robinson, South Fayette and Yardley in heading to Pennsylvania state court to challenge HB195, also known as Act 13, which Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law on Feb. 14....
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