Pennsylvania High Court Rules Portions Of Fracking Law Unconstitutional

Mealey's (October 7, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Sept. 28 ruled that the portions of the state’s oil and gas law that grant corporations the power of eminent domain in connection with hydraulic fracturing are unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court concluded that a section of the law that would require the state environmental agency to notify any public drinking water facility of a fracking spill was unconstitutional because it constituted “special legislation” (Robinson Township, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., No. 104MAP2014, Pa....
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