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New Maryland Legislative Session; New Hope for Progress

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By Aaron Mintzes

January 10, 2014

This week, the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) gaveled in its 434st legislative session. Election year sessions tend to signify nothing but sound and fury. However, this time around, legislators have an opportunity to demonstrate trend-setting leadership on hydraulic fracturing policy.

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Tagged with: fracking, maryland, rcra, moratorium, severance tax, wastewater, mizeur


Halting The Parade of Horribles: Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Act 13

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By Aaron Mintzes

December 20, 2013

Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling vindicating the rights of citizens and communities to choose where drilling can or cannot occur in our neighborhoods.

The case, Robinson Township et al vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania et al. overturns part of Act 13 - the part prohibiting local zoning restrictions, which are essential to keeping industrial gas operations out of neighborhoods or other areas and protecting residents from pollution, noise, light, traffic, and other impacts. Those prohibitions are why Earthworks and partner organizations worked so hard to defeat Act 13 from the get-go.

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Tagged with: pennsylvania, zoning, act 13, federalism, supreme court, gag rule


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