Pa. Justices Strike Broad Portions of Oil and Gas Law

In a wide-ranging ruling reviewing "special treatment" granted to Pennsylvania's oil and gas industry by the General Assembly, the state Supreme Court has struck down several sections of Act 13, the state's oil and gas law, including provisions that allowed gas companies to employ eminent domain, exempted private water sources from notification after a spill and prevented doctors from disclosing information about their patients’ chemical exposures.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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