Pa. Rep. Seeks To Repeal Contested Pro-Fracking Zoning Law

Law360, Philadelphia (August 30, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state representative announced on Thursday that she intends to introduce legislation eliminating the controversial prohibitions on local regulation of fracking that are currently embroiled in a constitutional challenge in front of the state's high court.

State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming, said that her proposed bill would restore to local governments the ability to pass zoning laws that ban natural gas drilling.

A key provision in the larger piece of legislation from 2012, known as Act 13, served to prevent local governments from banning fracking,...
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