Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declares Portions of Shale Drilling Law Unconstitutional

Post-Gazette: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional major provisions of the state's Marcellus Shale drilling law, Act 13, including one that allowed gas companies to drill anywhere, overriding local zoning laws. The court's decision, on a 4-2 vote, also sent back to Commonwealth Court challenges by townships and individuals to the Act 13 provisions that would have prevented doctors from telling patients about health impacts related to shale gas development. Voting in the majority......

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