Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)
Republished (with permission) from January Newsletter
PIOGA does a thorough examination of the law and the serious municipal risks associated with CELDF drafted “community bill of rights” ordinances.
News reports from across the country and publicity from interested organizations about litigation involving so-called “community bill of rights” ordinances have become more commonplace in recent months. These ordinances seek to ban, among other activities, lawful oil and gas operations. These efforts are bringing the significant legal, economic, and political issues to the attention of the public outside the municipalities involved—something both proponents and opponents of these ordinances want, but for different reasons.