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Governor Corbett Releases Statement on Act 13 Ruling

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Dec. 19, 2013

Governor Corbett Releases Statement on Act 13 Ruling

Harrisburg–Governor Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Act 13:

“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has invalidated some key provisions of Act 13.  We are continuing to review today's decision. Act 13 was a bipartisan accomplishment between the Administration and members of the General Assembly, which raised the bar on environmental protection standards while respecting the rights of local governments.

“The Act was crafted with strong input and support from Pennsylvania's local government organizations.  We must not allow today’s ruling to send a negative message to job creators and families who depend on the energy industry. I will continue to work with members of the House and Senate to ensure that Pennsylvania’s thriving energy industry grows and provides jobs while balancing the interests of local communities.”

Media contacts:

Jay Pagni, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116



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