Act 13 Webinars

Department of Environmental Protection Webinars on Act 13

Penn State Extension Webinar on Act 13

Penn State Extension hosted a special webinar entitled "A Blow to Act 13?: The Impact of the Commonwealth Court's Decision on Local Zoning and Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania" on Thursday, August 9. This webinar addresses uncertainties about the immediate impact of the recent Commonwealth Court decision. Attorney Steve Saunders with Saunders Law LLC in Scranton Pennsylvania look at traditional zoning in Pennsylvania and oil and gas development before and after Act 13, the legal arguments presented to the Commonwealth Court, and the court's rationale for its decision. Possible outcomes and how local governments should react will be discussed.