Letter to the editor: Fracking in Allegheny Township
Huntley & Huntley is proposing to tap into public water lines and waste millions of gallons of purified public drinking water in order to frack the Porter well pad in Allegheny Township.
Huntley & Huntley is poised to start work soon, amid a stifled lawsuit and ongoing public opposition. This would be the first unconventional hydraulic fracturing project in Allegheny Township and will sadly open the door for many more to come.
Allegheny Township, until now, has retained the idyllic and peaceful rural serenity that Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution promises — “the right to clean air, pure water and the preservation of the natural scenic historic and aesthetic values of the environment” with our “natural resources conserved and maintained … for the benefit of present and future generations.”
The lawsuit filed sought to protect our constitutional rights. Yet most unfortunately and unjustly, it was struck down by the very people tasked with upholding and accurately interpreting the Constitution, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.