Wildlife Chapter, The Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania

Co-authored by Jonathan E. Rinde and Michael Dillon

November 11, 2014
Jonathan E. Rinde and Michael Dillon

Jonathan Rinde and Michael Dillon of the environmental, energy, land use law and litigation firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox (MGKF) penned chapters for the recently released The Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The book focuses on emerging developments related to the laws that impact oil and gas activities in Pennsylvania.

Michael Dillon teamed up with Jonathan Rinde for the chapter focused on Wildlife issues. The manner in which wildlife issues affect oil and gas exploration, production, and transport in Pennsylvania is controlled by a variety of federal and state laws, regulations, policies and guidance materials. Rinde and Dillon delve into the federal regulations associated with the Endangered Species Act, federal and Pennsylvania jurisdictional agencies, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Game Commission, the Fish & Boat Commission, and the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, as well as the Department of Environmental Protection’s Policy for Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) coordination during the permit review and evaluation process.

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