Pittsburgh City, Airport Officials Split On Fracking

Law360, Philadelphia (September 21, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The city of Pittsburgh and its regional airport authority moved in opposite directions on the contentious issue of shale drilling this week, with a city councilman proposing legislation to closely regulate drilling within city limits and the airport authority opening airport lands outside the city to drilling.

Councilman Patrick Dowd proposed legislation at a news conference Thursday that would replace the city’s legally dubious drilling ban with thorough zoning regulations. Meanwhile, the Allegheny County Airport Authority on Wednesday announced a bid for proposals to drill at...
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