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Groups Show Support for Communities Challenging State's Marcellus Shale Law

Several groups today filed briefs in support of the group of communities, medical doctor and nonprofit that have challenged Act 13.

A group of environmental and community planning organizations, as well as government entities, filed a series of Amicus Briefs with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today in support of communities’ rights to making zoning decisions about Marcellus Shale play within their borders.

The groups—including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pittsburgh City Council, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"pittsburgh-city-council-supports-townships-lawsuit-challenging-act-13"} -->, Mountain Watershed Association, and Earthjustice—filed in support of a

Jet Miskis September 19, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Thank you, "Natural Resources Defense Council, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pittsburgh City Council, Mountain Watershed Association, and Earthjustice" who "filed in support of a Commonwealth Court decision that found portions of Act 13 unconstitutional." Thank you, "Wilkins (Allegheny County), East Finley (Washington County) and Tinicum (Bucks County)." Thank you, "Murrysville (Westmoreland County) and Monroeville (Allegheny County); the Borough of Bell Acres (Allegheny County); and the City of Bethlehem (Northampton and Lehigh Counties)." Thank you, "Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors." I would encourage every municipality in Pennsylvania to do the same. Join us, join Peters Township. Don't be Anonymous!

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