Washington County Seeks Proposals to Drill Under Mingo Creek Park

A few weeks ago the Allegheny County legislature voted down a proposed ban on drilling under county parks 9-2 (see Allegheny County (PA) Council Votes Down Drill Ban for Parks). In the end, even though the Allegheny County legislature is heavily Democrat, they abandoned their fellow Democrats. The money from leasing is so good, and the risk is so low, even the left-leaning Allegheny County legislature can’t ignore it.

It seems that neighboring Washington County, PA also thinks drilling under county parks is a good idea. Washington County commissioners are looking for proposals to drill under Mingo Creek Park. The same driller that’s interested in drilling under Deer Lakes Park in Allegheny County is also interested in drilling under Mingo Creek Park in Washington County: Range Resources…

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