Federal Court Invalidates Portions of a Local Ordinance, Which Banned the Use of Underground Injection Wells

On October 14, 2015, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania invalidated several provisions of a Grant Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania local ordinance that was intended to prevent an oil and gas operator from o(…)

Kiskiminetas Township Approves Oil and Gas Ordinance

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Kiskiminetas Township supervisors unanimously enacted an ordinance that will allow for oil and natural gas exploration.  The ordinance allows for “reasonable development of land for oil and gas drilling while(…)

Jefferson Hills Council Adopts Ordinance Setting Oil and Gas Drilling Districts

The Jefferson Hills (PA) Borough Council recently voted to adopt an ordinance which establishes zoning districts for oil and gas drilling.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Council wants to have more control over the location of drillin(…)

PA Municipality Adopts Pipeline Ordinance

In what appears to be a first in Pennsylvania, on March 11, 2013, Forward Township in Allegheny County enacted an ordinance specifically targeting and extensively regulating both transmission and gathering pipelines. While the ordinance is technically(…)