Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News Notes: Drilling in the City

In the Twitter stream this morning:

Councilman Patrick Dowd tweets that his legislation to regulate drilling inside Pittsburgh city limits lands on the desks of Planning Commission members today.

Pittsburgh City Paper has reaction from the sponsor of the complete ban on drilling in the city -- a ban which still stands unchallenged in court.  Notably, former Councilman Doug Shields posted two comments on the City Paper story which, combined, are longer than than Chris Potter's story itself.


Bram Reichbaum said...

The day things get "read" at the Planning Commission is just that -- in fact, they read the title and number. Discussion and deliberation could begin in a couple of weeks (or also could not).

Bob Mayo said...

Agreed, Bram. That's why I used the "landed on their desks" metaphor. It was an opportunity to link to Chis Potter's story and Shields' comments also posted at the City Paper link.
You've been posting on this topic recently; care to share some links here?

Bram Reichbaum said...

Sure! This is my read on it:


And here is an example of the sort of opposition Dowd's legislation is engendering. It includes a 90-minute video of the Councilman defending his legislation to constituents.


And I should really say, welcome back.