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Laws which regulate land use in Pennsylvania

Thomas Mellon Schmidt

Laws which regulate land use in Pennsylvania

a supplementary study of the Pennsylvania Land Policy Project : prepared for the Pennsylvania Office of State Planning and Development, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania : an activity of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

by Thomas Mellon Schmidt

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Published by The Project in [Pittsburgh] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania.
    • Subjects:
    • Land use -- Law and legislation -- Pennsylvania.,
    • Zoning law -- Pennsylvania.,
    • Environmental law -- Pennsylvania.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementby Thomas M. Schmidt and Helen S. Cordell.
      ContributionsCordell, Helen S., joint author., Pennsylvania Land Policy Project., Pennsylvania. Office of State Planning and Development., Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFP458.Z9 S35
      The Physical Object
      Pagination60 p. ;
      Number of Pages60
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4858178M
      LC Control Number75623580

        Here’s the problem: In , the oil and gas industries operating in Pennsylvania were acquiring land leases that would allow them to extract natural gas using the process known as “fracking.” Many rural municipalities had been targeted already for this activity, and the state Legislature had enacted laws forbidding local governments from limiting or banning the . Federal and state governments exercise more comprehensive jurisdiction over environmental matters than local governments, who more typically regulate land development and land use. Under these laws, landowners must comply with a variety of statutes and regulations governing emissions to the air, discharges to water, and disposal on land. Zoning ordinances, the most prominent form of local land use regulation, are laws that group compatible land uses together. These ordinances may preserve quiet and safety in residential areas, minimize and manage traffic, reduce fire risks, maintain open space and views you get the idea. A typical zoning code has two parts: [ ].


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Get this from a library. Laws which regulate land use in Pennsylvania: a supplementary study of the Pennsylvania Land Policy Project: prepared for the Pennsylvania Office of State Planning and Development, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: an activity of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

[Thomas Mellon Schmidt; Helen S Cordell; Pennsylvania Land Policy Project. The Land Use Law Library is an electronic source of information on land use and planning law in Pennsylvania.

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