Act 13 Amicus Brief on Behalf of Municipalities in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court 9/18/12

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September 18, 2012

This is an amicus or “friend of the court” brief that NRDC filed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of seven Pennsylvania municipalities—Bell Acres, Bethlehem East Finley, Monroeville, Murrysville, Tinicum, and Wilkins—supporting a successful constitutional challenge to the statewide zoning provisions of Pennsylvania’s Act 13 in the Commonwealth Court. That Act, if allowed to take full effect, would permit fracking virtually everywhere in the Pennsylvania—even close to homes, schools, and hospitals.