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Drill Bits: A Test and a Challenge to the Impact Fee Law, and New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

Allentown Morning-Call: A permit application to drill for gas in the Lockatong Shale in Bucks County seems aimed at testing the state’s local zoning preemption rules recently signed into law by Governor Corbett as part of the impact fee legislation.

Observer-Reporter: Meanwhile, a community in southwestern Pennsylvania took steps to challenge the local zoning restrictions of the impact fee law.

Bloomberg: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar spoke about new rules for drillers who frack on federal lands, including post-frack inspections.



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