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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, January 22, 2014:
It's been more than a month since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down portions of Act 13, a 2012 law that updated regulations of Pennsylvania's oil and gas industry, but the issue is far from settled.
Governor Corbett is asking the high court to reconsider its decision. As an appellate court, he says it is not supposed to establish facts. But the governor says the 4 - 2 decision made a "series of sweeping factual conclusions" in the case.
Professor John Dernbach and Marie Cusick
Joining us to discuss the decision, its implications and what's next is Widener Law Professor John Dernbach and StateImpact Pennsylvania's Marie Cusick. Dernbach, whose work was cited in the court's majority opinion, is the co-director of Widener's Environmental Law Center. Cusick reports full-time on the Commonwealth's energy economy.
Also state Representative Kevin Schreiber is advocating for development of an affordable, mixed-use live/work facility for artists in the City of York.
Representative Kevin Schreiber and Kelley Gibson
The non-profit group Artspace has already conducted a feasibility study, which names York a good candidate for such a project. The Artspace study also lauds the vitality of York's existing arts district and the commitment of its local leaders.
Schreiber and Director of Communications & Engagement for the Cultural Alliance of York County Kelley Gibson will join us to discuss the next steps of the project, and how the arts can be a part downtown York's ongoing revitalization efforts.
It will be a must-hear conversation for artists in the region.
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