From the Associated Press:
A gas drilling company is appealing the rejection of an application by a western Pennsylvania township.
The Observer-Reporter of Washington (http://bit.ly/Z1O901 ) reports Wednesday that Range Resources has filed the appeal of Robinson Township’s rejection of two well permits.
The township’s supervisors say Range hasn’t properly answered questions about site plans, noise standards and other township rules.
Range contends it has met the same requirements for the new wells as it has for three others the company drilled in the township southwest of Pittsburgh in 2010.
Range says it filed the appeals to protect its rights to do so, but expects the issue to be decided in a separate legal case.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
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Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.