Burcat comments on residential drilling dispute in Law 360

Burcat comments on residential drilling dispute in Law 360
Pa. Gas Zoning Row May Spur New Permit Review Standards
March 6, 2017
Matt Fair
Law 360

Joel Burcat partner and chair of the firm’s Energy Extraction Practice is quoted in this article in Law 360 discussing a dispute over gas drilling in a residential area in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The argument, which will be presented to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, could lead to new standards for state and local regulators to consider when weighing permit applications. 
 
"So far as the process that they have to go through in order to make their decisions, that's the kind of thing where I could see the Supreme Court coming up with a determination that would bind zoning hearing boards, land use planning boards and the DEP," Joel said in the article. 
 
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