The newly enacted legislation will also restrict municipal zoning of drilling operations. In a year where government intrusion has been a bit of a sore spot for taxpayers, this restriction has not gone over well. Legislators from both sides of the aisle have rallied forces to introduce several new bills that will change the law. It will be interesting to see what changes lie ahead for this new law.
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State Impact -- NPR -- Don't Hold Your Breath On Act 13 Changes
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