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Groups Show Support for Communities Challenging State's Marcellus Shale Law

Several groups Tuesday filed briefs in support of the group of communities, medical doctor and nonprofit that have challenged Act 13.

A group of environmental and community planning organizations, as well as government entities, filed a series of Amicus Briefs with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday in support of communities’ rights to making zoning decisions about Marcellus Shale play within their borders.

The groups—including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pittsburgh City Council, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"pittsburgh-city-council-supports-townships-lawsuit-challenging-act-13"} -->, Mountain Watershed Association, and Earthjustice—filed in support of a

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