Allegheny County will hold a hearing over the merits of natural gas drilling:
Allegheny County Council is hosting a public hearing on drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Gold Room on the fourth floor of the County Courthouse. County Council President Rich Fitzgerald expects to hear from drilling companies, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, environmental groups, and labor unions in this comprehensive hearing to explore the pros and cons for the county and the region. Although the DEP is charged with regulating drilling, there are local impacts on roads and, possibly, public health.
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