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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Zoning Only Way To Locally Regulate Gas & Oil Operations

Greenfield Twp. says gas driller violated zoning ordinance and must stop

Zoning Only Way To Locally Regulate Gas & Oil Operations

by laura legere (staff writer)

GREENFIELD TWP. - The host municipality of the first and only Marcellus Shale natural gas well drilled in Lackawanna County has told the gas exploration company that it violated the township's zoning ordinance and must stop all drilling operations on the site.

Greenfield Twp. issued the violation notice on Tuesday to Exco Resources (PA) Inc., formerly Exco-North Coast Energy Resources, after receiving a complaint from a township resident in December. More...

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

As part of a drilling application, the town and county both have to be notified and have 14 days to dispute the location with the DEP agency in charge of issuing the permit. If everyone wants gas companies to play by the rules, then the towns also have to. They had their opportunity to raise a red flag and didn't.