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Fracking and Alternative Energy

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Judge Denies Requests To Intervene In Act 13 Case

By Matthew L. Lambach

On April 9, 2014, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini denied the petition to intervene of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, Marcellus Shale Coalition and American Petroleum Institute in the Act 13 litigation, which was remanded by the Supreme Court back to the Commonwealth Court in December.  However, Judge Pellegrini  granted the trade groups a total of five minutes to argue as amicus curiae at a hearing scheduled for May 14, 2014 on the remanded issues.  Issues to be argued in May include  the jurisdiction of the PA Public Utility Commission, eminent domain, notice requirements for spills, and the provision prohibiting disclosure by health professionals of chemicals use in hydraulic fracturing.

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