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Corbett Administration Will "Likely Appeal" Act 13 Ruling

Scott Detrow / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett tours Pittsburgh's Carpenters Training Center

Update: the Corbett Administration filed an appeal Friday afternoon. 
The Post-Gazette has rounded up reaction to yesterday’s Commonwealth Court ruling striking down part of Pennsylvania’s new Marcellus Shale law, Act 13.
Governor Corbett told the paper, via statement, that his administration will likely appeal the decision in the State Supreme Court:

“We are disappointed in today’s ruling and will likely appeal. Act 13 is clearly constitutional and received significant input and ultimate support from Pennsylvania’s local government associations and their legal counsel. We will vigorously defend this law, which better protects the environment, provides revenue to local communities and regulatory certainty to both landowners and job creators.”

There’s a thirty-day window for appeals to be filed, but no firm timetable for when the Supreme Court would accept the case or issue a ruling.

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