Pa. GOP Senators Can't Enter Del. River Fracking Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2017, 7:48 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from three Republican Pennsylvania state senators to intervene in a lawsuit brought by a landowner challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission's fracking moratorium, ruling that they lacked sufficient interest in the outcome of the case.

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

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