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McNees Wallace & Nurick: Who Pays for Road Damage in Pennsylvania After Act 13?
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Jim Franklin The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to experience dramatic increases in heavy-truck transportation activity associated with Marcellus Shale. So much so that approximately one-quarter of all PA-state routes are now posted with... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Appeals Act 13 Decision
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Russell L. Schetroma and Nathaniel I. Holland On Friday, July 27, the Commonwealth appealed the July 26, 2012 4/3 decision of the Commonwealth Court that struck down the provisions of Act 13 of 2012 that attempted to assure statewide uniformity... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pa. PUC Releases Shale Impact Fee Data
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Russell L. Schetroma and Adam Curtis The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released its first report on Monday on the impact fees resulting from the state's new Marcellus shale law, dubbed Act 13 . The PUC is the agency in charge... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pa. PUC Decides Local Ordinance Violates Act 13
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

[Recently], the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) ruled that the South Fayette Township's ordinance governing oil and gas well development and processing violates provisions of Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Pa. Commonwealth Court Overturns Significant Portions of Act 13; Appeal Filed Next Day
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Kenneth S. Komoroski , Matthew H. Sepp and Michael P. Gaetani The Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the Oil and Gas Act ("Act 13"), which substantially revises the Oil and Gas Act of 1984, 58 P.S. § 601.101 et seq., and was signed... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Invalidates Act 13 Local Ordinance Limitations
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Babst Calland

In a 4-3 decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down portions of Act 13 of 2012, which had placed limits on the authority of local governments to regulate oil and gas industry activities. In its July 26, 2012 ruling on a legal challenge... Read More