Scope Of Natural Gas Law Again Limited By Pa. High Court

By Alex Wolf (September 28, 2016, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania's controversial law governing oil and gas drilling in the state was once again weakened by the state Supreme Court, which on Wednesday invalidated provisions that allow limitations on post-spill drinking water notifications, block physicians from disclosing components in fracking chemicals and give natural gas shippers the power to use eminent domain.

The case over the constitutionality of Act 13, a law that was designed to establish statewide zoning rules for gas drillers, came back before the Supreme Court after state justices in December 2013 struck down portions of the law that would have established statewide zoning rules for drillers and...

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