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Pennsylvania Lawyers Handling Marcellus Shale Zoning and Land Use Issues

Overcoming Zoning Hurdles

Gaining permission from government entities to start a drilling operation in the Marcellus Shale can be a major hurdle for producers. Some municipalities are even considering passing zoning ordinances that would ban natural gas drilling in their jurisdiction. With the help of a skilled local attorney, you can improve your company's ability to obtain the proper clearance to begin drilling in Pennsylvania.

Wright & Reihner P.C. is one of the premiere law firms handling legal issues related to the development of the highly productive Marcellus Shale. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the issues faced by natural gas producers in Pennsylvania, and we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex laws and regulations that govern the drilling industry.

For advice regarding zoning and land use requirements for various localities throughout the Marcellus Shale region, call our experienced legal team at 570-961-1166. You can also contact our Scranton law firm online. We serve clients in Susquehanna County, Bradford County, Wyoming County and Lackawanna County.

Zoning Issues in the Marcellus Shale Region

There are more than 1,000 municipalities within the Marcellus Shale region, each with unique rules on zoning and land use. The sheer magnitude of these variations means that obtaining all the necessary zoning permits and getting the proper clearances can become an administrative nightmare. Our Pennsylvania zoning attorneys seek to alleviate this burden by handling all aspects of zoning for our clients.

Though the state government is contemplating the passage of a uniform zoning ordinance that would eliminate these concerns, such an ordinance has not yet passed. Therefore, we offer our services to producers that need to understand and work within the different rules of multiple locales. We can:

  • Evaluate the specific requirements for obtaining a zoning permit in various municipalities
  • Draft a template application for our clients' permitting and land use staff in each community
  • Represent clients at zoning board hearings for special exceptions and conditional use permits

We help our clients work with zoning authorities in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and across the state of Pennsylvania.

Contact Our Scranton Attorneys With Any Zoning and Permitting Concerns

At Wright & Reihner P.C., we create targeted legal solutions for oil and gas companies working in the Marcellus Shale. We have the proven record, reputation and skills to handle highly complex oil and gas drilling issues across Pennsylvania.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 570-961-1166 or contact our Scranton law firm online.

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