Pa. Fracking Moratorium Bill Is Worse Than Misguided

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jim Ferlo (Armstrong, Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, Pa.) recently announced his intention to introduce a bill calling for an open-ended moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania.

The bill is extremely misguided and irresponsible; further, there is no basis for an open-ended moratorium. We are already seeing a troublesome tendency by some to glom onto unnecessary job-killing, tone-deaf policies regarding our energy activities, and this bill only adds to that trend.

Although Ferlo is a democrat and it was the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee that voted...
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