United States: Court Rejects a Ban on Local Fracking Limits

New York Times: A Pennsylvania court on Thursday struck down a provision of a state law that forbade municipalities to limit where natural gas drilling could take place within their boundaries. The law, known as Act 13 and approved in February, required that drilling be allowed in all zoning districts, even residential areas, although with certain buffers. The law had been sought by drillers who have been fracking in the Marcellus Shale and wanted uniformity in rules on where they could drill. But an appellate......

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