Range Resources Meets with Murrysville, PA Residents to Discuss Drilling Near Residential Areas

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a good account of a meeting between Range Resources and residents from the Murrysville (Westmoreland County, PA) area about Range’s plan to drill a Marcellus Shale gas well in that area.

Range Resources has submitted a plan to drill on a 6.1-acre parcel that is near the intersection of Saltsburg and Logans Ferry roads, an area that is in close proximity to the Murrysville/Plum border, along with the heavily traveled Golden Mile Highway and several business and residential areas.

A packed audience in the Franklin Regional High School auditorium listened intently, then lathered the Range Resources contingent with questions about how the drilling—scheduled to begin in late 2010 or early 2011—will affect those living in the affected area.*

Water contamination, truck traffic, road damage and other questions were discussed in a 3-hour session with Range. Read the full article for more.

*Pittsburg Post-Gazette (Apr 15) – Marcellus shale meeting held