TribLIVE

| News


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

County Council won't ban drilling in parks

Email Newsletters

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

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
 

Allegheny County Council members overwhelming rejected a three-year ban on drilling for natural gas under county parks.

Council voted 9-2 against the moratorium. Barbara Daly Danko, D-Regent Square, and Bill Robinson, D-Hill District, voted for the ban. Danko proposed it in September.

The county is weighing an offer to drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park in West Deer and Frazier. The gas would be accessed by well pads outside the park.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Hurdle says Pirates must eliminate defensive gaffes
  2. NHL notebook: Red Wings waiting for AHL team to finish before naming coach
  3. Storms knock out power to several hundred in Western Pa.
  4. Steelers’ defense unfazed by noise, believes in potential
  5. EPA trims ethanol increase in gasoline
  6. Judge: UPMC must provide in-network access to Highmark Medicare members
  7. Islamic State group claims Shiite mosque blast in Saudi Arabia
  8. Chinese artillery spotted on artificial island
  9. Penn State lands 4-star offensive lineman from Reading
  10. MLB notebook: Reds move struggling Marquis to relief role
  11. Man dies trying to escape fire at his North Buffalo home