Shale Energy Law Blog
Jefferson County Commissioners Oppose Underground Injection Wells
January 4, 2013
WJAC-TV in Johnstown is reporting that the Jefferson County Pennsylvania Commissioners recently drafted and then approved a resolution opposing underground disposal injection wells. Although there are currently no plans for an injection well in Jefferson County, the resolution came about after two oil and gas companies applied for permits for injection wells in nearby Clearfield and Elk counties. Commissioner Jeffrey Pisarcik told WJAC-TV that the commissioners decided to pursue a resolution rather than an ordinance because the latter could potentially lead to a lawsuit if it precluded a company from applying for a permit. The resolution does not prohibit companies from seeking a permit.