Pa. Man Challenges Zoning Under Disputed Pro-Fracking Law

Law360, Philadelphia (August 29, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania resident has cited a contested pro-fracking law pending in the state’s Supreme Court in his challenge to a local zoning ordinance, claiming in a filing with the Public Utility Commission that the ordinance illegally blocks natural gas and oil production.

In the filing received on Monday, Roger Kendall contends that Robinson Township — the first named plaintiff in the high-profile challenge to Act 13, which aims to encourage gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale — has violated the act by illegally enacting local environmental laws....
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