By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PENN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – On Thursday morning, an environmental group protested a proposed fracking project in Penn Township.READ MORE: Cletus Lee, North Braddock Mayor-Elect, Due In Court Today
Members of Protect Penn Trafford rallied outside of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offices asking the department to deny permits for the site, citing potential health and environmental issues.READ MORE: COVID Surge At Butler Memorial Hospital Has Surgeons Prioritizing Elective Surgeries
“Since 2014, it went from two well pads to four well pads, to seven well pads, and now we have 12 well pads planned for our small community,” said one woman.
The group claims more than 900 people live within a half-mile of the site and nearly 2,900 live within a mile.MORE NEWS: MLB Owners Lock Out Players, Leading To First Work Stoppage Since 1995
KDKA has reached out to APEX Energy, the company asking for the permits for the well, but has not received a response.