Judges Tear Up Gov. Corbett’s “One Size Fits All” Drilling Law

Score another one for local zoning codes and for the Judicial branch:

The majority opinion states that requiring municipalities to change their zoning rules in a way that would conflict with their development plans “violates substantive due process because it does not protect the interests of neighboring property owners from harm, alters the character of neighborhoods and makes irrational classifications – irrational because it requires municipalities to allow all zones, drilling operations and impoundments, gas compressor stations, storage and use of explosives in all zoning districts, and applies industrial criteria to restrictions on height of structures, screening and fencing, lighting and noise.” (P-G Pipeline, Laura Olson)

Current Facebook status of Briget and Doug Shields: “One small step in the right direction for the people of PA.”

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