PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – As the fracking at Deer Lakes public hearings wind down, the Allegheny County Council has to make a decision on what to do.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald supports fracking at the park and is ready to get started, while some members on the council are still unsure.
Allegheny County Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh voiced her opinion that drilling might be a good idea, but says it’s her responsibility to look at all the positives and negatives before making a decision. In a previous conversation with KDKA’s Mike Pintek, Fitzgerald called Heidelbaugh an obstructionist, an opponent of drilling.
Heidelbaugh refuted the remark, explaining that she is simply following her due-diligence by upholding the responsibilities given to her by the State Supreme Court.
She said she feels Allegheny County residents deserve the right to find out the benefits and potential harm that could come from this decision.