University of Pittsburgh

Collins in New York Times on Shale Drilling Legislation

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December 21, 2011

Pitt Law Professor Emily A. Collins comments on how parts of proposed shale drilling legislation that would limit a community’s right to control where gas companies can operate on private property would help the environment — for example, expanding the distance in which a driller could be presumed responsible for replacing a tainted water supply.  Collins goes on to tell the New York Times that the legislation seemed to anticipate litigation, calling for special judges to be added to the state Commonwealth Court, presumably to handle new flows of cases against local governments.

 

Read the full NYT article here.  

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