Tell the Allegheny County Council how you feel about gas drilling in your backyard: Public hearing this Wednesday, July 21.

The Allegheny County Council will meet this week to hear comment from the public regarding the impact of Marcellus Shale drilling in the county. A large number of permits have already been granted in the county; although no wells have yet been drilled, nothing legally stands in their way.  The public hearing will begin at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 21 and will take place in the Gold Room, 4th Floor of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Individuals wishing to speak must register with the County Council Clerk online, via e-mail (, in person at Room 119 Courthouse, or by phone (412-350-6490), no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled beginning of the hearing. Each registered speaker will be allotted a maximum of three minutes.

Written testimony will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on July 23, 2010.

It is imperative that County Council learn of the public concern over Marcellus drilling. Register today, show up for support, bring a friend, and spread the word!

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