Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also limits what doctors can reveal about the proprietary contents of hydraulic fracturing fluid and the court refused to require the state to notify private water users of potential drilling contamination. three major decisions on one new law.