| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Judge upholds Cecil decision on natural gas compressor station

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Timothy Puko
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 8:26 p.m.

Cecil officials made no mistakes in blocking a natural gas compressor station there, a Washington County judge ruled this week.

The ruling upholds a move by the township's Zoning Hearing Board to reject MarkWest Energy Partners LP's request to put a 72-acre station in the township's light industrial district. The district borders residential areas with homes more than 1,000 feet away, according to the court ruling.

Common Pleas Judge John F. DiSalle issued the ruling Wednesday. He noted that his ruling could be undone and the station could be built if a pending Supreme Court decision allows the state to preempt the local zoning rules that decided the case.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Feds aim to bring Chinese military leaders to Pittsburgh for trial
  2. South Fayette extends winning streak in dominating fashion
  3. Freeport takes chances, cashes in during shutout of Highlands
  4. Penn-Trafford QB Laffoon sets career TD pass mark in rout of Hempfield
  5. State woos Kennametal with $1M in incentives to stay in Pa.
  6. Brown’s return makes difference for Apollo-Ridge in victory over Shady Side Academy
  7. Pirates say goodbye to veteran leaders Burnett, Ramirez
  8. Valley relies on run game to avenge last year’s loss to West Shamokin
  9. Steelers notebook: Starting DEs not leaving the field
  10. Waivers granted for Garden Theater block development
  11. Norwin takes control in 2nd half, upends Kiski Area