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Supreme Court Denies GOP, Industry Request to Intervene in Act 13 Appeal

The order, dated Monday, also denied Marcellus Shale industry groups' petition to intervene.

A state Supreme Court order dated Monday denied the request from two top state Republican leaders to intervene on the Act 13 appeal that is scheduled for oral arguments Oct. 17.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati and Speaker of the House state Rep. Samuel H. Smith in August had sought to intervene in the appeal of a Commonwealth Court ruling that struck down portions of the state's new Marcellus Shale law as unconstitutional.

A request by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Markwest Liberty Midstrearn & Resources, LLC, Penneco Oil Company, lnc., and Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC to intervene and participate in oral arguments in the appeal was also denied in the order Monday.

To read the order click on the attached PDF.

To read about the Commonwealth Court ruling, click here.

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