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Sunday, March 22, 2015

from nearby Penn Township...

From legal cases in areas where residents did not stop the rezoning of their agricultural land, allowed the industrial damage from fracking to occur, and wound up in court...after the horse was out of the barn, so to speak:
"Residents testified that the increasing number of unconventional shale gas wells and the heavy truck traffic associated with the industry was changing the character of the Residential Agricultural zoned district. R. 314a, 323a, 326a. Residents also testified to decreased property values because the well operation would be located in a residential neighborhood and change its character. The Residents repeatedly asked questions of Inflection’s witnesses that directly put at issue the appropriateness of putting a gas well pad development in the middle of a residential neighborhood."

The Penn Township-related related article in the Trib: