Allegheny County Airport Authority http://wesa.fm en FAA OK's Pittsburgh Airport Gas Drilling http://wesa.fm/post/faa-oks-pittsburgh-airport-gas-drilling <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled that Consol Energy's plans to drill for natural gas at the Pittsburgh International Airport won't have a significant environmental impact.<br /><br /><a href="http://bit.ly/1h0KJDI">The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday</a> that the Allegheny County Airport Authority confirmed that the FAA report was issued this week.<br /><br />Consol, a Cecil-based company, plans to drill for natural gas on about 9,000 acres of county-owned land, and says the wells will be a safe distance away from runways and other airport operations.<br /> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:42:54 +0000 The Associated Press 26595 at http://wesa.fm Airport Authority to Hold Public Workshop on Oil and Gas Drilling http://wesa.fm/post/airport-authority-hold-public-workshop-oil-and-gas-drilling <p>The Allegheny County Airport Authority will hold a public workshop Tuesday to answer questions about <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/47-wells-be-drilled-pittsburgh-airport">oil and gas development plans</a> at Pittsburgh International Airport.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:50 +0000 Liz Reid 21387 at http://wesa.fm Bow Hunting To Be Allowed On Airport Land http://wesa.fm/post/bow-hunting-be-allowed-airport-land <p>Get your inner Katniss Everdeen ready.</p><p>The Allegheny County Airport Authority is opening up land for archery-only hunting in the coming months. &nbsp;The pilot program will allow bow hunting in designated zones, but it will be limited to a certain number of hunters.</p><p>“There will be an online lottery in mid-to-late September,” said state Sen. Matt Smith. “People can go to the <a href="http://www.flypittsburgh.com/archery">airport authority website</a> right now, put their name in for the lottery and there will be 157 individuals selected.”</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:40:48 +0000 Deanna Garcia 15906 at http://wesa.fm Airport Authority, Consol Energy to Release Drill Plan http://wesa.fm/post/airport-authority-consol-energy-release-drill-plan <p>The Allegheny County Airport Authority and Consol Energy will unveil the plan to drill for oil and natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport during a public workshop Tuesday.</p><p>Representatives from the airport authority and Consol Energy will answer questions about the plan and its environmental impact.</p><p>The workshop is meant to provide residents with more information about the oil and gas development plans, the environmental assessment, the drilling schedule and process.</p><p>But airport authority spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said it’s not an open forum.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 15347 at http://wesa.fm