Penn Twp Hearing Discusses Marcellus-Killing Ordinance

Penn TwpIn May MDN told you that the Penn Township (in Westmoreland County, PA) zoning board voted to refuse to grant a permit to Apex Energy to build a DEP-permitted well pad in the town (see Penn Twp Commissioners Block Apex Shale Well Request in 3-2 Vote). In June Penn began considering a far more restrictive ordinance than it currently has–to limit drilling in the township (see Penn Township Considering More Restrictions on Drilling). That doesn’t sit well with Huntley & Huntley, a driller that owns leases for some 23% of the land in the township. Last night the conversation continued with some 90 people showing up–both anti-drillers and pro-drillers–to share opinions with Penn Township leaders. Here’s how it went…

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