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Gas driller refuses W.Pa. order to stop drilling



Published: Wed, April 18, 2012 @ 3:19 p.m.

DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A gas-drilling company is refusing to obey a cease-and-desist order issued by a western Pennsylvania township.

Darlington Township Solicitor Garen Fedeles says Chesapeake Energy is ignoring the stop-work order issued last Friday by a zoning officer.

Fedeles says town supervisors have approved taking the case to a civil court to seek fines against the company. Fedeles says Chesapeake has submitted an application for the drilling but hasn’t obtained the permit yet.

Chesapeake spokesman Jacque Bland says the company, based in Oklahoma City, believes it has a valid lease on the land and is thus entitled to drill. The company has also offered to discuss the issue further with the township.


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1BIGDRILL(36 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local...

Chesapeake Appalachia received its state Department of Environmental Protection permit for the site on March 22, 2012.

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2Think121(51 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

We know they got a DEP permit, but they still needed a zoning permit from the Township. That was the whole point of the story. I feel bad for you folks in Ohio. You don't know how bad this is for your community until they bully their way in and you don't get any say so and can never use that land again. This is UGLY!

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