Robinson, Washington County, sets public hearing on proposed changes to zoning and drilling regulations

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Robinson, Washington County, supervisors will hold a public hearing on proposed zoning ordinance revisions at 6 p.m. June 2 in the Fort Cherry High School auditorium.

Some of the proposed changes are related to natural gas drilling regulations, including allowing Marcellus Shale well development as a permitted use in districts zoned as agricultural, industrial, interchange business development and rural residential.

Drilling would be a conditional use in the commercial, single-family residential, general residential and special conservation zones.

The draft amendments also address subsurface gas facilities and activities, water impoundments, compressor stations, processing plants, alternative fuel service stations, water recycling facilities, temporary housing for well site workers, mineral excavation and combined cycle gas turbine electric generation.


Andrea Iglar, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com.

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