Penn Twp Commissioners Block Apex Shale Well Request in 3-2 Vote

Apex Energy logoLast month MDN told you that the Penn Township (Westmoreland County) zoning board refused to grant a permit to Apex Energy to build a DEP-permitted well pad in the town (see Penn Twp Blocks Apex Energy Well Pad Request, What Next?). Last night the town board followed suit also voted to deny the request in a close vote: 3-2. As we previously mentioned, last year a group of anti-drillers took Apex to court to stop drilling on two wells, with the town backing them. Apex’s lawyers roared that the company was losing $70K per day by not drilling, threatening to sue. The town backed down, and Apex drilled the wells. We’re hoping for a repeat…

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