Reuters_537The state of Pennsylvania asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its December decision that struck down parts of an oil and gas law, reports Reuters news service. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted 4-2 in mid-December saying key provisions in Act 13, a 2012 law that governs oil and gas drilling, is unconstitutional. In a state known for its shale gas bounty, the decision broadened the rights of local governments to restrict the controversial fracking process within their city limits, dealing a blow to oil and gas interests, the Reuters report notes. The state on Jan. 2 asked the Supreme Court to remand the case to a Pennsylvania court for further evidence, exhibit and testimony gathering. Read more