1. MARCELLUS SHALE
Pa. Supreme Court rules towns can control drilling with zoning
Townships and other local governments in Pennsylvania can use their zoning codes to control gas drilling within their borders, according to a state Supreme Court verdict handed down yesterday on a landmark state law.
2. OIL SANDS
Hundreds of conditions attached to Northern Gateway route's approval
In a decision that could shake up the political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, a joint review panel steered by the Canadian National Energy Board yesterday attached more than 200 conditions to its recommended approval of a 525,000-barrel-per-day oil sands crude route to the nation's West Coast.