- The judicial showdown over the state's new natural gas drilling law begins this morning in Commonwealth Court, where municipal officials will be making their case as to why the statute's provisions regarding zoning rules and chemical confidentiality are unconstitutional. (Post-Gazette)
I'll be at the hearing, and will have updates on Pipeline it concludes.
- Impact fee update: Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday adopted their fee ordinance, and their counterparts in Luzerne decided to postpone a vote until Monday -- the final day to adopt the ordinance -- due to this morning's court hearing. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice)
- A Susquehanna County family whose well water contains high levels of methane and metals filed suit against WPX Energy and two associated companies in federal court Monday alleging drilling damaged their water and property. (Scranton Times-Tribune)
- In an effort to bring in some cash to deal with its debt and low natural gas prices, Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. has sold assets worth $2.6 billion. (Bloomberg)