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Pennsylvania Town vs. Energy Company

By On October 23, 2011 8:42 am


Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette South Fayette Township solicitor Jonathan M. Kamin, center, hands a motion to John Alan Kosky of the township Zoning Board during an Oct. 12 hearing at South Fayette Township Middle School.

 

What’s happening between the community ¬†of South Fayette and Range Resources that has gained the national spotlight?
From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

It’s a dispute that has turned South Fayette into an unlikely test case for drilling regulations across the Marcellus Shale region — and has thrust an issue of national resonance into the realm of small-town politics.

Western Pennsylvania’s dominant driller calls the township’s regulations an illegal ban on natural gas development that’s holding back development on leases set to expire, taking more than a billion dollars with them, at a time when the driller says it is short on cash.

Read, “Small community focus of big Shale controversy “By Erich Schwartzel and Andrea Iglar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”.