The Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee will research and analyze 1) current local and state laws and regulations, as well as proposed legislation, which directly or indirectly apply to hydraulic fracturing, 2) case law that could affect the fracturing industry, local governance, and land use, and 3) relevant U.S. and state constitutional rulings and legal analyses. The Committee's goal is to advise the Commission on legal issues that could affect the Commission's work and ultimate recommendations, create model legislation (primarily local ordinances) to protect and improve the health, safety and property of local residents, and provide best practices and model legislation for those communities and individuals wishing to participate in fracturing.
Al Cowger, Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair, presented the committee's final report to the Regional Commission on November 17, 2015. "The Commission must take the individual recommendations of Committees and formulate recommendations...Read more
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