Pittsburgh first Pa. city
to ban natural gas drilling
"Pittsburgh became the first city in gas-rich Pennsylvania to ban natural gas drilling after city council members, citing health and environmental concerns, unanimously approved the measure today."
"The council received a standing ovation
after voting 9-0 to approve the ban
within city limits."
"City Council President Darlene Harris said her biggest concern was people's health. She said claims by the industry of the thousands of jobs being created wasn't worth the risk."
"'They're bringing jobs all right,' Harris said. 'There's going to be a lot of jobs for funeral homes and hospitals. That's where
the jobs are. Is it worth it?'"
AP Story - HERE
WDUQ Blog - HERE
Kathyrn Klaber of The Marcellus Shale Coalition
was quick to respond: