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Thursday, December 18, 2014

township residents voice concerns over drilling

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was the chief worry of Ligonier Township residents who commented on a draft of a zoning ordinance under review by the township planning commission.
At its meeting Tuesday, the board received a draft zoning ordinance and draft zoning map, which have been put together by solicitor Michael Korns, zoning officer Terry Carcella and zoning consultants.
An overlay placed on the draft map shows that three portions of the township that are agricultural zones will be designated as areas where fracking will be permitted. Those area are on the northwest corner near Idlewild and Soakzone; the southwest; and the southeast, near the Laurel Mountain ski area.

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