These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan, courtesy of Sam valadi, CC BY-SA 2.0.

  • A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled that key provisions of Grant Township’s 2013 ordinance banning injection wells for the disposal of fracking wastewater violate state law. Thanks to a 2013 state Supreme Court decision, local governments can use zoning to regulate well locations, but they must allow legitimate activities to occur somewhere within town borders.
  • The South Dakota EB-5 Regional Center will likely be terminated as the result of a federal investigation. Among the findings so far are reports of $5 million that can’t be located, $3.3 million improperly spent on expenses, and complaints that some investors never received refunds when their visa applications were denied.