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FALLING OIL PRICES IGNITE CONCERN OVER BAKKEN CRUDE

Posted in Oil, Pennsylvania, Waste Cleanup
Happy Days Are Here Again? Gasoline prices have been falling steadily for months. Now a gallon may be purchased for substantially less than three dollars in many regions of the country. That’s welcome news for consumers, but environmentalists, regulators and first responders have been asking whether there are risks associated with this happy development that… Continue Reading

Constitutional Environmental Rights

Posted in Act 13, Clean Environment, Environmental Rights Amendment, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized
On December 19, 2013 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Robinson Twp. v. Commonwealth,83 A.3d 901 (Pa. 2013).  The principle question before the Court was the constitutionality of various provisions of Act 13, the Corbett administration’s signature 2012 legislation that rewrote Pennsylvania’s oil & gas law.  Immediately upon Act 13’s passage,… Continue Reading