PNA Calendar of Events

Reporters’ Series: Digging deeper into the implications of the PA Supreme Court fracking decision

  • Date: Jan 22, 2014 - Jan 22, 2014
  • Address: Teleconference - Phone In
  • Contact: Kathleen Landis
  • Email:
  • Phone: 717-703-3012

Just days before Christmas, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court wrapped up its fracking decision and delivered it to waiting legislators, environmental activists, shale industry advocates and local government officials. In a 4-2 decision, the state’s high court ruled against several provisions of Act 13.  Some of the issues will be returned to Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court.  When legislative sessions resume in January, fracking and the court’s decision are likely to be high on policy makers’ agendas.

What impact does this case have for fracking in Pennsylvania? Is there a wider impact that could spill over to other states, such as New York? Will the state legislature respond to the court’s decision? Listen in on Jan. 22 , as Ross Pifer, an international and state expert on shale gas development, explains the court’s decision and how it will impact Pennsylvania residents.

Teleconference is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.  Cost: $10 per phone line for PNA members.  $20 for non-members.  To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012.

Presenter: Ross H. Pifer 
Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Agricultural Law Resource & Reference Center and Director, Rural Economic Development Clinic
Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law

This is another in a series of sessions being made available through the PNA Foundation’s Reporters’ Series.  The Reporters’ Series is meant to provide an educational, non-partisan forum for in-depth exploration of important and timely policy issues impacting the Commonwealth. Through these inexpensive and convenient teleconference sessions, you can simply phone in and listen to experts explain the particulars of a policy topic or pending legislation.  Straight facts that will help you better understand and cover an issue and its effect on your community and readers.

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