Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Will Safe Development of Natural Gas Prevail?

If so, is your community ready or has your community been spending time passing bans?

In West Virginia
Monongalia judge kills Morgantown fracking ban
8/16/2011 1:15 PM By Jessica M. Karmasek  -Monongalia Bureau
MORGANTOWN -- A Monongalia Circuit Court judge last week struck down a ban on fracking by the city of Morgantown, saying the state Department of Environmental Protection has "exclusive control of this area of law."

In  PA
Range Resources challenges Pa. town's ordinance
By JOE MANDAK , 08.16.11, 05:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- A major Marcellus Shale drilling company is challenging a southwestern Pennsylvania township's ordinance to regulate oil and gas well development.

Sunday, October 03, 2010
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette
When Washington County's Blaine Township -- population 597 -- decided to take on the fossil fuel industry four years ago, its leaders called on a group that wants to nix corporate rights and shift power from Washington and Harrisburg to township boards and city councils.

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