Hazle PA Residents Oppose Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling

Handful of residents petition to ban drilling in town

From citizensvoice.com

Hazle Township has become the second Hazleton area community to receive a petition opposing Marcellus Shale gas drilling in residential neighborhoods.

Township Solicitor Charles Pedri announced Monday the township received a petition signed by a handful of residents who oppose Marcellus Shale drilling in or under residential sections of the community. Pedri also announced plans for potentially changing the zoning ordinance and placing certain restrictions on drilling operations.

Officials in nearby Butler Township received a similar petition in July.

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