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October 11, 2012

"Zoning Provisions in PA Act 13: What the Recent Commonwealth Court Ruling Means"

Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a program on traditional zoning in Pennsylvania and oil and gas development before and after Act 13.

In July 2012, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth court rejected the Pennsylvania legislature’s preemption of significant elements of local zoning under Act 13. The ruling has been appealed to the State Supreme Court, but municipal officials and others are uncertain about the immediate impact of the decision.

Attorney Steve Saunders with Saunders Law LLC in Scranton, PA will look at traditional zoning in Pennsylvania and oil and gas development before and after Act 13. He will also discuss the legal arguments presented to the Commonwealth Court and the Court's rationale for its decision, possible outcomes and how local governments should react.

The program will be held on October 29, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Pike County Training Center, Pike County Blvd, Lords Valley PA.

The program is free but registration is required by October 25. To register, contact Penn State Extension in Pike County
at 570/296-3400.