Two state Republican leaders on Friday entered a motion to intervene in the appeal made by the state in the wake of a Commonwealth Court judge striking down provisions of the new Marcellus Shale law that dealt with local control of zoning—deeming them unconstitutional.
State Senator Pro Temore Joe Scarnati and state Leader of the House Rep. Samuel H. Smith made the request to intervene in the appeal, which was filed a day after the Commonwealth Court ruled that portions of the new law was unconstitutional.
The request was previously made to the Commonwealth Court, which found that Scarnati and Smith had no basis to intervene in the Act 13 litigation.
To read the motion, click on the PDF attached.
To read about the challenge, click here.
To read about the appeal, click here.
To read about the most recent court action in the case, click here.