Pa. Court OKs Frack Well Under Petroleum Refinery

Law360, New York (June 12, 2017, 2:15 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in a published opinion on Monday upheld a decision by the state’s Environmental Hearing Board that allowed an oil and gas driller to frack an oil well under a United Refining Co. refinery in Warren County.

In a 2-1 decision, the court said that United’s challenge to the permit the state’s Department of Environmental Protection issued to driller John D. Branch fell short because the facility failed to provide sufficient evidence to suggest that the drilling activity would harm a gasoline tank...
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