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Allegheny County councilman cancels meeting on gas drilling law

An attorney who challenged Act 13 zoning regulations for natural gas drillers before the state Supreme Court was scheduled to give a presentation today to members of Allegheny County Council’s education committee, but the talk has been canceled. Charles Martoni, D-Swissvale and chair of the committee, said he had a scheduling conflict and added that the talk “seemed so one-sided.” ...

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EDITORIAL: Prudent drilling: Allegheny County has a good deal at Deer Lakes Park

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Taking advantage of the potential for jobs and energy while protecting the region’s air and water supplies is the key to successfully tapping Marcellus Shale deposits deep underground. It looks like Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has achieved the right balance with a five-year agreement with Range Resources and Huntley & Huntley for hydraulic drilling under Deer Lakes Park in ...

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Proposed Deer Lakes Park gas drilling pact still in discussion

Deer Lakes

Some members of Allegheny County Council said Friday that they expect Executive Rich Fitzgerald to brief them about negotiations with two energy firms seeking to drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park. Fitzgerald would not reveal what he intends to discuss with council members nor would he provide an update about negotiations with firms Range Resources and Huntley & ...

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