Towns That Dare to Face Up to Fracking Industry Pay a Hefty Price | Alternet

The four townships—Cecil, Robinson, South Fayette and Mount Pleasant—had the audacity to adopt local zoning laws that barred the natural gas industry from setting up drill sites and infrastructure anywhere it wanted, which was allowed by Act 13, and then sued the state to protect local zoning rights. They did not want drilling sites near schools, parks and residential areas—although Pennsylvania state law says they must designate some drilling zones in their towns.

Now where did that law come from?

via Towns That Dare to Face Up to Fracking Industry Pay a Hefty Price | Alternet.

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