Anti Group Trains to Fight New Drilling Permits in Westmoreland, PA

Penn Twp – Westmoreland County, PA

This is a heads-up to drillers and landowners in Westmoreland County, PA (essentially Pittsburgh suburb). A group of virulent anti-drillers, funded with money from Big Green groups like the Philadelphia-based and misnamed Clean Air Council, are running a “workshop” to train nutters how to spot any changes in permits for shale wells–so they can, do what? Oppose them, that’s for sure. How? Flood the state Dept. of Environmental Protection with letters and emails (to slow down the permitting process)? Protest? Something more sinister? The announcement about the training session doesn’t specifically state how the nutters will use the information. The training will take place in Penn Township in Westmoreland County, which has been the epicenter for a number of battles to allow drilling…

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