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Pennsylvania Fracking Bills Clear Senate Committee

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania Senate committee on Jan. 21 voted to recommend two bills that would amend the state’s oil and gas lease act to allow royalty interest holders, such as landowners, to inspect the records of oil and gas exploration companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing to verify proper payment. The bills would also protect the royalty interest holders from retaliation from fracking companies.

(SB 147 available. Document #94-150210-005L. SB 148 available. Document #94-150210-006L.)

Leases

The two bills regulate terms and conditions of leases and...
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