The pro-drilling Marcellus Shale Coalition wants uniform drilling rules in Pennsylvania.
Since Oct. 1, 27 municipalities in 11 have considered or adopted new industry rules, says Gene Barr, president and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
A total of 115 Pennsylvania municipalities have adopted more than 145 ordinances including land-use limitations, road-use restrictions, noise limits and well setback requirements, he says.
Many are designed to ban drilling, he says.
Uniform statewide rules on the industry would be better than a piecemeal approach, he says.
Such oversight must be done right and done quickly, if the Marcellus shale drilling is to continue, he says.
You can read his comments in an op-ed column in the Patriot-News here.
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