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: