Wheeling, WV Drilling Vote Delayed

Intelligencer Wheeling News Register (Oct 7):
Drill Vote Delayed

Wheeling, WV city council members have delayed a vote to allow Chesapeake Appalachia (a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy) to begin drilling on city-owned land. From the article:

Though the Wheeling Park Commission has approved the lease allowing the company to drill on its property at Wheeling and Oglebay parks, city officials want to gain more information about the potential environmental impact of Chesapeake’s work before allowing the company to drill on city property.

Council members want to visit some of Chesapeake’s other drilling sites first to see first-hand what they look like. No complaints here. Council members should satisfy themselves that it will be safe and beneficial to the local community (which it will be), and then move forward.