Pa. Court Won't Broadly Ax Notification Rules For Frackers

By Matt Fair (August 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state court on Thursday refused to throw out controversial new rules on hydraulic fracturing that an industry group claimed created an improper pre-permitting regime that exceeded environmental regulators' statutory authority, but scaled back instances of when the rules would apply.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition had argued that the provisions, which require prospective drillers to provide notification when a proposed well might impact certain publicly accessible areas, went above and beyond a state statute allowing the state's Department of Environmental Protection to establish permitting requirements.

But an en banc Commonwealth Court panel disagreed in a 64-page ruling on Wednesday morning,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!