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  • Marcellus Shale Drilling Causes Rise in Industrial Accidents
    Marcellus Shale Drilling Causes Rise in Industrial Accidents

    While fracking efforts in the Marcellus Shale region have created a number of jobs for the surrounding area, the rise in drilling accidents has been an unfortunate and unintended side effect. Since ...

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  • Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Conclusions
    Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Conclusions

    Advisory Opinions to Municipalities Since the Robinson Township decision, municipal governments are left with countless questions and concerns regarding their local ordinances which may or may not be ...

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  • Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Legal Challenges to ACT 13 (Part IV)
    Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Legal Challenges to ACT 13 (Part IV)

    Legal Challenges to ACT 13 As anticipated, ACT 13 was met with immediate and severe uproar from landowners and municipalities who sought to limit and control natural gas drilling and production within ...

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  • Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (part 3)
    Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (part 3)

    Genesis of ACT 13 – Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Oil and Gas Law Consolidation Several years after the "Renz" well was drilled and countless municipalities fought to deny gas drilling companies on ...

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  • Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (Part 2)
    Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (Part 2)

    Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (Part 2) Gas Law before ACT 13 Prior to the natural gas boom which began around 2005, almost all regulations relating to Oil and Gas wells fell ...

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  • Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (Part 1)
    Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: The Road to ACT 13 (Part 1)

    American Energy Independence As the "war on terror" rages perpetually across the globe, our nation's leaders have begun to take a proactive role in precluding hostile nations from having a vice grip ...

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