Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case

Posted: Updated:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernize oil and gas drilling regulations.

A Wednesday hearing is scheduled in Commonwealth Court over the request to intervene by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the Marcellus Shale Coalition and the American Petroleum Institute.

The loose ends are left over the state Supreme Court late last year struck down new restrictions on local governments' ability to control drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.

The justices sent the case back down to Commonwealth Court to determine how much of the law survived.

A hearing before the full Commonwealth Court is scheduled for next month.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • New Castle man convicted of child sex trafficking

    New Castle man convicted of child sex trafficking

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:38:29 GMT
     A New Castle man could be sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to a charge of sex trafficking of a child. Ronald Kyle Hartman, 28, entered the plea on Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh. Hartman, along with 24-year-old David Monrean, also of New Castle, were indicted in January following an investigation by the FBI and Grove City Police. Prosecutors say Hartman took pictures of a girl under the age of 18 as she was being sexually exploit...More >>
     A New Castle man could be sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to a charge of sex trafficking of a child. Ronald Kyle Hartman, 28, entered the plea on Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh. Hartman, along with 24-year-old David Monrean, also of New Castle, were indicted in January following an investigation by the FBI and Grove City Police. Prosecutors say Hartman took pictures of a girl under the age of 18 as she was being sexually exploit...More >>
  • Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

    Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:03:12 GMT
    Trump pushes out strategist Steve Bannon, who returns to Breitbart News with goal of 'going to war' with Trump opponents.More >>
    Trump pushes out strategist Steve Bannon, who returns to Breitbart News with goal of 'going to war' with Trump opponents.More >>
  • Glasses available on first come, first served basis

    Valley events offering free eclipse viewing glasses

    Valley events offering free eclipse viewing glasses

    Saturday, August 19 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-08-19 18:01:12 GMT

    If you're one of the people who scrambled for those special viewing glasses and couldn't find a pair for Monday's partial eclipse, there are several places in the Valley holding free viewing events where the glasses will also be provided free of charge. 

    More >>

    If you're one of the people who scrambled for those special viewing glasses and couldn't find a pair for Monday's partial eclipse, there are several places in the Valley holding free viewing events where the glasses will also be provided free of charge. 

    More >>
  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Stuff the Bus!

    Stuff the Bus!

    Sunday, August 13 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-08-13 23:52:49 GMT

    21 WFMJ, Great Clips, Cocca’s Pizza and Huntington Bank have teamed up with the United Way to “Stuff the Bus,” now through September 3rd.   

    More >>

    21 WFMJ, Great Clips, Cocca’s Pizza and Huntington Bank have teamed up with the United Way to “Stuff the Bus,” now through September 3rd.   

    More >>
  • Panerathon 2017 Team Peacock Registration

    Panerathon 2017 Team Peacock Registration

    Sunday, July 30 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-31 00:13:49 GMT

    Join 21 WFMJ this year for Panerathon 2017!  We want to have the biggest team at Panerathon this year and we need your help. 

    More >>

    Join 21 WFMJ this year for Panerathon 2017!  We want to have the biggest team at Panerathon this year and we need your help. 

    More >>
  • Weather Pics

    Weather Pics

    Check out weather related pics from our viewers!  Please send your pics to weatherpics@wfmj.com.

    More >>

    Check out weather related pics from our viewers!  Please send your pics to weatherpics@wfmj.com.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms