Airport Authority to Hold Public Workshop on Oil and Gas Drilling

Dec 16, 2013

The Allegheny County Airport Authority will hold a public workshop Tuesday to answer questions about oil and gas development plans at Pittsburgh International Airport.

JoAnn Jenny, director of communications for the authority, said this is the second such workshop held on the issue. While the format will be the same as the last workshop, Jenny said some new information will be available, including draft findings of an environmental study.

“They have conducted some noise studies and they’re going to be showing some of the traffic routes as well,” Jenny said. “There are a couple of things that were not at the public workshop in August that they’re going to be showing on Tuesday.”

Jenny said the goal of the workshops is to help people affected by the drilling feel like they are part of the process. Visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions of representatives of the airport authority and Consol Energy.

“Primarily what we get are folks who live around Finley and Moon Township, with their questions ,” Jenny said. “They just want to make sure that their concerns are being addressed and that the process is going to be very compliant and safe.”

The workshop will be an open house format, with information about various aspects of the drilling process. It will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.