MORGANTOWN -- Morgantown City Council unanimously approved April 5 a resolution calling for a special legislative session to regulate drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale.
But the council stopped short of calling, as Lewisburg City Council did last month, for a moratorium on new drilling permits until new regulations are in place.
The draft resolution noted that the Legislature did not “complete” its work on these bills to establish guidelines for the protection of water resources, air quality and roadways, nor for additional funding for the DEP to add to its complement of 17 gas well inspectors for more than 59,000 wells.
A number of residents spoke in favor of a moratorium, including several who closely have followed the issues associated with dissolved solids in waterways and possible air pollution from gas well drilling and production activities. Read More
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