On October 23, 2011 8:42 am
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”.