Pa. GOP Senators Ask To Join Del. River Fracking Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2016, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Three Republican Pennsylvania state senators asked Tuesday to intervene in a federal lawsuit brought by a landowner challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission's fracking moratorium and refusal to approve an exploratory natural gas well, saying the commission has overstepped its regulatory authority.

State Sens. Joseph B. Scarnati, Lisa Baker and Gene Yaw said they seek to intervene as plaintiffs in a case that challenges the DRBC's right to approve and review a landowner's proposed well pad. They argue that the commission has wrongly interpreted the compact legislation that led to its creation to oversee the river basin and has improperly acted...

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