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South Fayette Manager May Take Gas Drilling Job

The manager of an Allegheny County township engaged in a major legal battle with Range Resources is stepping down…to possibly take a job in the natural gas  industry.
The Post-Gazette reports.

Mike Hoy, the South Fayette manager for nearly 11 years, announced Monday night that he is resigning from the township, effective Nov. 11.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette received reports after the meeting that Mr. Hoy is planning to take a job at MarkWest Liberty, the natural gas processing firm. In an email Wednesday, he wrote, “I have not officially accepted any employment at this time.”
His departure comes amid the township’s battle over Marcellus Shale development and the legal challenge by gas firm Range Resources of the municipality’s natural gas drilling regulations. MarkWest is a strategic partner with Range Resources.
Mr. Hoy could become the second township administrator to resign this year to take a job with MarkWest Liberty, an affiliate of drilling firms Range Resources and Chesapeake Energy that processes and transports natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale.

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