Court orders quick hearing on state oil and gas law challenge
By Timothy Puko, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
The court assigned the hearing for 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to an order obtained from the plaintiffs’ lead attorney. It also dismissed a request from an for immediate ruling, saying the expedited preliminary hearing was enough for now.
South Fayette, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Peters and Robinson, Washington County are the local suburbs leading several plaintiffs in the case against the state and several state agencies. They claim the law, which allows counties to levy impact fees on drillers, takes zoning powers away from local leaders.