Why did PA lawmakers approve drilling moratorium for Bucks county but not us?

A temporary moratorium (until 2018) has been placed on gas drilling in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to a provision attached to a bill passed in the state Legislature.

“This really smacks of cronyism and self-preservation in order to protect a few elite areas in this state that have more power than others,” she (Delaware Riverkeeper Network Deputy Director Tracy Carluccio) said .

New Study: Fluids from Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping into PA Drinking Water

New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies. Posted on: August 6, 2012 The appellate court ruled that the state cannot require local municipalities to allow gas drilling in areas that would conflict with their zoning rules, as … Continued

Court throws out state zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling

The appellate court ruled that the state cannot require local municipalities to allow gas drilling in areas that would conflict with their zoning rules, as several towns argued was the outcome of the Legislature passing and the governor signing Act 13 in February. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/marcellusshale/court-throws-out-state-zoning-for-marcellus-shale-drilling-646340/#ixzz22oEP42jx

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