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Pittsburgh suburbs decide as fracking comes near: Welcome it, or resist?

Michael Thomas didn’t think the Marcellus shale industry, with its multi-acre well pads and large drilling operations, would come to the Pittsburgh suburb of Plum. But then one day last summer, it did. “I was on vacation and I got an e-mail from a council member that said, ‘Are you going to the meeting tonight?’” [...]

Lebanon County zoning board denies challenge to Mariner East 1

Zoning officials in a Lebanon County township rejected an appeal against their permit allowing a pumping station to be built along the Mariner East 1 pipeline, rebuffing the latest challenge to the project’s public utility status. West Cornwall Township’s Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday denied the appeal by three residents and Concerned Citizens of Lebanon [...]

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