Range Resources Finally Wins Case to Drill 2 Wells in Robinson Twp

cold shoulderA surprising victory for Range Resources in a court case against Robinson Township (Washington County), PA. Robinson is one of the seven selfish towns that sued the state and eventually got large portions of the Act 13 law overturned–potentially screwing all townships out of impact fee money throughout the state. The court case between Range and Robinson is over Robinson’s decision to block permits and drilling at two proposed wells Range wanted to begin drilling back in 2012. Range won the right to proceed, in a decision by Judge John DiSalle.

The surprise is because Judge DiSalle is married to a very active and vocal anti-driller and the judge is known for a string of anti-drilling decisions in the past (see Washington County, PA Judge Continues Anti-Drilling Decisions). Based on yesterday’s decison by DiSalle, Range is free to begin drilling as early as today, if they want to. We predict Judge DiSalle will get the cold shoulder from the misses at home for a while…

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