“The amendment is unique. Nothing like it exists under federal law.”

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s December 2013 decision in Robinson Township v. Commonwealth sent shockwaves through the commonwealth. The practical outcome of the decision was the invalidation of an attempt to impose statewide land-use rules for the oil and gas industry, which was a critical victory for the municipal and environmental plaintiffs who brought the case. In this article, Shareholder Steven T. Miano and Associate Jessica R. O’Neill discuss the impact of this decision, in Pennsylvania and beyond.

This article was originally published in Westlaw Journal – Environmental.

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