Pa. Towns Can't Set Zoning Rules For Propane Storage

Law360, Philadelphia (September 13, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that state law prevented a municipality from subjecting a proposed bulk propane storage facility to local zoning control, upholding a trial court's decision and dealing a blow to residential groups who object to the project.

In a split decision, the appeals court determined that the state’s Propane and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act prevented the Dingman Township Zoning Hearing Board from regulating safety and setback requirements.

“As the trial court concluded, the safety of a bulk fuel transfer station is for...
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