Fracking and Alternative Energy

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Zoning Ban On Fracking: OK in New York, But Maybe Not OK In Pennsylvania
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Local bans on hydraulic fracturing continue to be fiercely debated as the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas development of shale reserves increasingly gains in popularity. Grassroots opponents of hydraulic fracturing... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board Dismisses Request To Establish Well Spacing And Drilling Units
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Babst Calland

By Sean M. McGovern | On August 26, 2013 , Hilcorp Energy Company (Hilcorp) filed a complaint and application requesting that the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (PAEHB) issue an order to establish well spacing and drilling units pursuant... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Environmentalists Support Fracking But With Important Reservations
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin It is necessary that natural gas be substituted for coal and oil as an energy source if the world is to have any chance of avoiding runaway greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, particularly from the developing world. ... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Application For Reargument Or Reconsideration Of Act 13 Decision
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by Babst Calland

By Lawrence H. Baumiller The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday, February 21, 2014, denied an Application for Reargument or Reconsideration filed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding the Act 13 decision [ enhanced opinion available to lexis... Read More