Pa. Township Challenges Review Of Anti-Fracking Zoning Laws

Law360, Philadelphia (September 21, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania township questioned the state Public Utility Commission's right to review local zoning ordinances restricting fracking, contending in a filing Thursday that the review is inappropriate, as it falls under a law pending before the state's high court.

Robinson Township — the lead plaintiff in the challenge to the controversial Act 13, which restrains municipalities from regulating fracking — responded to an August request by a local resident for the PUC to review the township's zoning ordinance. The resident, Roger Kendall, claimed the township violated...
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