Pa. Supreme Court ruling upholds greater municipal control over gas drilling

  • by: MARC LEVY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 6:45 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The highest court in Pennsylvania, heart of the country's natural gas drilling boom, on Thursday struck down significant portions of a law that limited the power of local governments to determine where the industry can operate — rules the industry sought from Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and lawmakers.

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