Allegheny County Council Approves Drilling Under Deer Lakes Park

As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Allegheny County Council voted to approve a non-surface lease and drilling plan with Range Resources under Deer Lakes Park. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said that the plan would provide for environmental protection of the park while bringing in much needed revenue to the county. Despite the County Executive’s endorsement, the vote was heavily opposed by some members of the public in attendance at the hearing.