The point still stands, that this is a Republican bill inspired and shaped by the industry-- some Democrats are fellow travelers, and I hope they all get busted at the next elections, D's and R's alike. I'm neither. I'm talking about this bill from a more objective perspective and not from a party point of view.
Alabama's super strict anti-immigration bill was passed through by local state Republicans, and now they're having second thoughts. It was a test bed for a new brand of conservative action that could be taken nationwide. This bill in PA kinda sounds similar-- practically everybody else was arrayed against it for many reasons, and yet it passed. There will be backlash from local governance/small government folks, from enviros, from small landowners who won't have a say in whether Range can bully its way into drilling in their backyard, and many others.
"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference."
- Ralph Nader