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Elk County Township Prepares For Battle Against Deep Injection Well

A small town in Northwest Pennsylvania is gearing up for what could potentially be a big battle against Seneca Resources over a drilling wastewater disposal well. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency approved Seneca’s applicationto operate a deep injection well in Highland Township – despite a local ordinance passed in 2013 banning such wells within the township’s borders. […]

Highland Township Citizens Group Joins Fray Over Injection Well

KANE — As Highland Township gears up for a possible fight over an injection well slated to be drilled in the township, a new group is joining the fray. The group is calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Highland Township. Concerned Citizens of Highland Township member Judy Orzetti summed up the group’s mission as “to […]

Will Residents Back Cost To Fight Injection Well?

JAMES CITY – Will Highland Township residents support the cost of a possible legal challenge to a proposed Seneca Resources injection well? The township supervisors will pose this question March 12 at their monthly meeting at the township building in James City. Jim Wolfe, chairman of the three-member Board of Supervisors, said residents will need […]

Injection Well Fight Packs Township Meeting

By: Deven Clarke WJAC-TV News HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Residents of an Elk County township are fighting a proposed, and EPA approved, Marcellus Shale waste injection well. Residents packed the Highland Township supervisor meeting Wednesday night to express their outrage that the well could be coming to their neighborhood. They said it will be put […]