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Bockis Quoted in Law360

Pa. Fracking Decision Gives Towns Long-Awaited Answers

Andy Bockis, a partner in the Firm’s Environment and Natural Resources Practice, is quoted in this article by Law360. Andy comments on a recent Pennsylvania appellate court case that upheld the decision to allow hydraulic fracturing in residential and agricultural areas. According to Andy, this ruling serves as a reminder of the clear distinction between municipal and Department of Environmental Protection approvals.

"Objectors cannot use challenges to local zoning approvals as a collateral attack regarding how gas drilling activities occur," said Andy. "This helps put a limit on the scope of ERA challenges and helps avoid a scenario where objectors litigate the same ERA claims in multiple venues."

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