Pennsylvania Regulators Ask State Supreme Court To Amend Well-Siting Opinion

Pennsylvania Regulators Ask State Supreme Court To Amend Well-Siting Opinion

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and state Department of Environmental Protection filed an application on Jan. 2 in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for reconsideration of the Dec. 19 opinion granting local governments standing to seek redress for violations of their constitutional mandate to preserve the environment included in the Pennsylvania Constitution declaration of rights and declaring the amendments to the state gas and oil regulations, known as Act 13 of 2012, in violation of Pennsylvanians' constitutional right to a clean environment (Robinson Township, et al. v. Pennsylvania, et al., No. 63 MAP 2012 $(consolidated$), Pa. Sup.).

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