Corbett voices displeasure with gas zoning ruling

Thursday, December 19, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he's disappointed with a state Supreme Court ruling that threw out large portions of a law that restricted the power of local governments to say where natural gas drilling could occur.

The first-term Republican said the divided opinion issued Thursday was still under review, and he defended the law as a way to increase environmental regulation.

He says the law was passed with "strong input and support" from local government organizations.

The law was pushed through the General Assembly early last year with mostly Republican support.
 
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