Portions of Act 13 gas drilling law struck down as unconstitutional

David Singer          Observer Reporter          September 28, 2016   A Range Resources natural gas well in Hopewell Township Provisions in the natural gas and oil drilling law known as Act 13 were ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The case, Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of […]

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Pennsylvania extends drilling moratorium in its forests for 5 years

Don Hopey        Pittsburgh Post-Gazette      Sept 21, 2016 Pennsylvania’s five-year forest management plan nixes new oil and gas leasing and drilling in state forests and parks where the state controls subsurface mineral rights, and for the first time addresses climate change impacts. The 234-page plan released last week by the state […]

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Drillers Silence Fracking Claims With Sealed Settlements

Jim Efstathiou Jr. & Mark Drajem     Bloomberg Businessweek    June 06, 2013 Ray Kemble delivers fresh water to a home that had their water contaminated due to hydraulic fracturing on January 18, 2012 in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Chris and Stephanie Hallowich were sure drilling for natural gas near their Pennsylvania home was to blame for the […]

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