What Is the Pennsylvania Act 13?

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What is the Pennsylvania Act 13?
The Pennsylvania Act 13 revises the state’s oil and gas statutes, to allow oil companies to drill for natural gas using the controversial process (PA.). It has also strips rights from communities and individuals while imposing new statewide drilling rules. The Act allowed drilling, waste pits and pipelines in every zoning district to include residential districts, as long as certain buffer zones are observed (Levy). With this Act it leaves municipalities defenseless to protect themselves from having drill sites and waste pits surrounding them.
Now compared to Vermont’s legislation, Vermont has passed bill H. 464 Fracking Ban, with this bill Vermont has banned the issuance of a discharge permits, basically what this 3 page bill states is that if any person intends to discharge into an injection well No permit will be issued, which means that Vermont will not allow any hydraulic fracturing (VT).
As for New York State decision the court ruled that local municipalities have the right to ban hydraulic fracturing within their borders, the issues with language in the state law, is that local law cannot supersede state laws when it comes to regulating oil and gas drilling, so what the town of Middlefield has done is just ban it all together which is not to regulate (Middlefield).
With all of these states is that all the states look at hydraulic fracturing differently, one state bans it altogether , one tries to just run over the local government, and the other the local communities find a loophole in the state law and ban it within their borders.
Unconventional Gas in Europe
The German government has allowed fracking in limited areas, there proposed legislation would outlaw fracking in water protection areas and near drinking water aquifers. They have also created stricter environmental regulations, including mandatory impact studies.…...

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