States' efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing continue to falter
from Oil & Gas Financial Journal
Despite numerous attempts in recent years by local governments to regulate oil and gas activities at the municipal level, recent developments in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Colorado signal a continued trend favoring states' authority to regulate these issues as matters of statewide concern. While the battle over local versus state regulation of oil and gas activities is ongoing, recent developments indicate a growing trend by courts to invalidate local regulations that exceed a municipality's authority under state law.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063