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Chesapeake Energy, Pa. township at odds

By Bob Downing Published: April 18, 2012

The Associated Press reported today that Chesapeake Energy Corp. is refusing to obey a cease-and-desist order issued by a township in western Pennsylvania.

Darlington Township officials say that the Oklahoma-based energy giant is ignoring a stop work order issued last Friday by the township zoning officer.

The township may take the case to court to seek fines against Chesapeake.

Officials said Chesapeake has submitted an application for drilling but it has not been issued.

A Chesapeake spokeswoman said the company believes it has a valid lease on the land and is thus entitled to drill.

She said Chesapeake was willing to discuss the matter with the township which is about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

 

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