Sunday, December 19, 2021

Fracking Denied


Line art oil rig labeled "Dionysus" surrounded by a red circle with a line through it and the word 'Denied' underneath in red
There was a partial conclusion to our fracking fight last week. On December 15, 2021, the West Deer Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny the conditional use application for the Dionysus Deep Well Site.

In short, plain language: we won.

The driller will probably appeal the decision. They could submit a whole new application for another pad. We still have a public hearing for the same operator to build the Leto well pad in an even worse location. There's so much work left to be done, but for these few days in December, we can rest easy knowing that we did something here. We gathered over 100 of our neighbors and spent 40 hours in public hearings. We stressed and struggled and worried. And we won.