Pa., Ohio look to wrest away local control of drilling

04/4/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Pennsylvania and Ohio are trying to limit the authority of local governments to regulate drilling. "As [Ohio officials] continue to attempt to lure Pennsylvania jobs and investment across our western border into Ohio, they most often point to the predictability in standards and rules," said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who supports enacting a law similar to one in Ohio that ended local governments' regulatory power over drilling.

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