Allegheny County Council rejects ban on gas drilling in parks

Share with others:

Print Email Read Later

Allegheny County Council has voted down a proposal that would institute a three-year moratorium on natural gas drilling in county parks.

County council member Barbara Daly Danko, D-Regent Square, proposed the bill in September. It languished in committee for two months before Ms. Danko called on council to put it on the floor.

While that measure passed 8-7, the final vote on the bill itself failed, 2-9, with four council members abstaining because of conflicts of interest

Only Ms. Danko and Bill Robinson, D-Hill District, the bill's two sponsors, voted yes.

Join the conversation:

Commenting policy | How to report abuse
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Commenting policy | How to report abuse


Create a free PG account.
Already have an account?