Friday, October 14, 2011

Columbus Township, PA Repeals Injection Well Ban

Columbus Township, Pennsylvania, has repealed a local ordinance that prohibited Marcellus shale drillers from dumping wastewater not generated within the township. Last month the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association filed a federal lawsuit claiming the ordinance violated the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.

To learn more about the repeal click here or here.

PIOGA v. Columbus Township Docket number 1:11-cv-00210-SJM of

Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
October 14, 2011

Sources thanks to the Warren, PA Times Observer and the Scranton, PA Times Tribune.

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