Range Resources http://wesa.fm en County Council Hears Pro, Con Testimony On Parks Drilling http://wesa.fm/post/county-council-hears-pro-con-testimony-parks-drilling <p>Members of the Allegheny County Council heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park.<br /><br />The council is considering a proposal to allow Range Resources and Huntley &amp; Huntley to drill beneath 1,180-acre Deer Lakes Park from well sites on neighboring properties.<br /><br />Officials say the plan would mean millions of dollars for the county and a park improvement fund.<br /> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:32:25 +0000 The Associated Press 28047 at http://wesa.fm Allegheny County Outlines Deal to Drill Under Deer Lakes Park http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-county-outlines-deal-drill-under-deer-lakes-park <p>Allegheny County Council is set to consider a lucrative deal to allow Range Resources to drill for natural gas beneath a Pittsburgh-area park, from well sites on neighboring private properties.<br /><br />County Executive Rich Fitzgerald outlined the deal at a news conference Monday, saying it includes a $4.7 million bonus, a $3 million donation to a park improvement fund, and 18 percent royalties that are estimated to generate $3 million a year.<br /> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:29:59 +0000 The Associated Press 26055 at http://wesa.fm Lifelong Gag Order Imposed on Two Children in Western PA Fracking Case http://wesa.fm/post/lifelong-gag-order-imposed-two-children-western-pa-fracking-case <p>Two young children are forbidden from speaking about Marcellus Shale or fracking for the rest of their lives. The court action stems from a settlement in a high-profile Marcellus Shale lawsuit in western Pennsylvania.</p><p>The two children were 7 and 10 years old at the time the Hallowich family settled a nuisance case against driller Range Resources in August 2011. The parents, Chris and Stephanie, had been outspoken critics of fracking, saying the family became sick from the gas drilling activity surrounding their Washington County home.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:29:46 +0000 Susan Phillips | StateImpact Pennsylvania 14141 at http://wesa.fm