Act 13 And Pennsylvania Fracking: The Drama Continues

By Michael Reer, Harris Finley & Bogle PC (December 13, 2016, 4:25 PM EST) -- Four years ago, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 13 of 2012, a comprehensive overhaul and replacement of the Commonwealth's Oil and Gas Act of 1984. While Act 13 is largely self-implementing, its passage into law spurred the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to reexamine and make more stringent the regulations applicable to unconventional operators through the adoption of Chapter 78a....

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