Thursday, August 16, 2012

Judge suspension may affect Pa fracking law challenge

In July, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down key provisions of a new law
(Act 13) that permits gas fracking companies to drill just about anywhere--including residential zones.

The Administration of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, which has displayed unwavering
loyalty to gas industry interests, appealed the decision to the state's supreme court.

Yesterday, Penn Future explained why the suspension of one of the top court's jurists provides hope to those who would like to see the decision upheld.

See: In This Case a Tie Does Not Result In a “Push

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