December 6, 2014
Court: Federal laws supersede local zoning ordinances for proposed gas compressor station in Myersville – The Frederick News-Post : Natural Resource
October 10, 2013
- Oct. 8 — The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland rules that local zoning laws are pre-empted by the federal Natural Gas Act. So, according to the court ruling, those portions of the town code that prevent the siting, construction or operation of the Myersville compressor station are null and void.
December 15, 2012
Is your moratorium valid? Talk of the Towns article Dec. 2012
This is accurate and had been carefully reviewed before it was finalized. It is also good that this is going to towns, as the land owner associations have been lying about it. I hope it is not too technical The important disctinctions about the Binghamton facts were that their law was not a zoning law and every other moritorium and ban I have seen is zoning.
So, this “dire necessity” test [which I feel was not the proper one and that is part of the appeal] does not apply to zoning bans. Joe Heath, Esq.
Groups File Amicus Briefs in Support of PA Communities’ Rights to Make Zoning Decisions on Fracking « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement
September 18, 2012