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Township divided on proposed drilling moratorium

October 17, 2013

Photo by Katherine Porter – Ridgway Township Supervisor Rick Glover, left, speaks Tuesday alongside fellow supervisor John Gardner.

Pennsylvania state Senator Jim Ferlo announced in April of this year his desire to enact legislation that would put a moratorium on shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. The proposed moratorium would last three years and would ban the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] from issuing new drilling permits and would also disallow drilling at sites where permits have already been granted where drilling has not yet begun.

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