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.