May 31, 2011 – Attorney John M. Smith was published in Duquesne University’s Law Review entitled “The Prodigal Son Returns: Oil and Gas Drillers Return to Pennsylvania with a Vengeance Are Municipalities Prepared?” Volume 49, Number 1, Winter 2011. The article examines the current relationship between state and local regulation of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania and the need for increased local regulatory powers in light of the glaring inadequacies of state law for purposes of Marcellus Shale production and development.