|Joshua R. Lorenz, Esquire|
Josh Lorenz was quoted in an article, "State Leaders Move Swiftly to Appeal Court Decision Striking Parts of New Gas Drilling Law," that appeared in the Politics section of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
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A legal fight over local control of gas drilling operations has landed in the state Supreme Court’s lap, with two state Cabinet officials filing an appeal on the day after a state and industry defeat in Commonwealth Court.
State leaders, as expected, appealed on Friday a decision that struck down parts of Act 13, the sweeping overhaul of oil and gas laws that lawmakers passed in February to address the shale drilling boom.
A decision from the state Supreme Court will settle how much the state can limit municipal rights to control when and where drilling can happen, experts and officials said.
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