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Allegheny County Council to Meet at RMU, Consider Shale Contract

Allegheny County Council will meet in February in Moon Township.

Allegheny County Council in February will consider a 30-year agreement between the county airport authority and Cecil-based energy company Consol Energy. 

The agreement would enable Marcellus shale extraction to take place on land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport and the West Mifflin county airport. 

More than 900 acres of county-owned land surrounds Pittsburgh International, much of it in Moon Township. 

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will introduce the legislation at the council's Feb. 7 meeting, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the Sewall Center at Robert Morris University in Moon Township. 

Members of the public can address the board during the public hearing. Click here to register to speak at the event, which will take place in the Sewall Center's International Room. 

Those who wish to speak must register more than 24 hours in advance of the meeting. 

Log in to Patch for coverage next month. 

J. Matthews January 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM
If they drill on Moon Twp. property, the money should be used to lower the school tax in Moon Twp. This would be an incentive for homeowners to stay in Moon, and encourage others to move here. This is a great place to live, but we're getting carried away with the high school taxes!! Help the people of the Township!

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