Pittsburgh Airport to Hold Public Hearing on Lease Deal

Since the middle of December MDN has been squawking about the Pittsburgh Airport’s decision to accept the (much) lower bid from CONSOL Energy to drill on 900 acres of airport-owned property (see Inside Job? Pittsburgh Airport Leases Land to CONSOL). Apparently others squawked too because a more recent story reported the airport is negotiating with CONSOL to double the bonus payment they just accepted (see Pittsburgh Airport Wants More $ from CONSOL…After Accepting Bid).

We expect board members from the Allegheny County Council—the people in charge of the airport and approving the deal—are about to get an earful at a public hearing about the deal being held on Feb. 7. Here’s the details for that hearing:

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