Damn right, Jesse.
Pennsylvania needs a tough comprehensive statewide policy for regulating fracking. Fancypants southeastern counties shouldn’t have been allowed to carve out a special moratorium for themselves now that they’ve got gas.
What’s goes for western PA should go for Bucks and MontCo. If representatives there want a moratorium or stricter regulations, then they should be pushing for a statewide moratorium and stricter statewide regulations.
Or better yet, a statewide severance tax and huge well bonding requirements that effectively limit the gas drilling game to a handful of large well-capitalized firms.