Case Study: Robinson Township V. Commonwealth Of Pa.

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT) -- In a stunning rebuff of Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s efforts to promote Marcellus Shale development, an en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on July 26, 2012, voted four to three to overturn key provisions of Pennsylvania’s Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee Act, also known as Act 13.

In Robinson Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Case No. 284 (July 26, 2012), the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania declared as unconstitutional and therefore null and void: (1) the provision of Act 13...
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