Two attorneys in Pittsburgh are doing their homework so that drillers don’t have to. “Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania: Recent Activities and Expected Trends” is a 45-page report on everything shale-related, including information on land-use law to Shell’s petrochemical plant in Beaver County.
The report is very “reader friendly” and does not read like typical law firm terminology. Any questions you have in regard to drilling is probably in this report.
The updated version of the report is extremely current, including information on Pennsylvania’s Act 13 legislation – which introduced a plethora of new regulations and practices to the industry this past month. With all of the changes going on, the report will more than likely require another update within the next calendar year.
There were 17 different attorneys who contributed to the material presented. One of the attorneys is Babst Calland, a lawyer who has focused on environmental law since 1986.
“Marcellus Shale development has offered the firm the first opportunity to draft a report of this kind,” said Chester Babst, a founding shareholder at the firm. In general, keeping up with shale developments can be logistically difficult – especially when it is not on your radar.
The attorneys hope that this method will provide up-to-date information on the Marcellus Shale industry to better inform the community and help them to make the best decision for themselves and their surrounding area.
You can order a copy of the report on the firm’s website.