On January 9, 2015 7:38 am
By Candy Woodall
Marcellus Shale drillers for years have been digging up southwestern Pennsylvania fields, farmland and backyards, tapping into a pool of energy beneath that corner of the state.
Because extracting oil and gas outpaces the infrastructure to deliver it, pipeline builders across the country are working to catch up and create an underground network to transport the state’s natural resources.
Some of those pipelines cross the midstate, drawing ire from many local property owners.
“They can keep it in Pittsburgh. We don’t want it out here,” said Sam Kerig, a 71-year-old Lancaster resident.
In Lancaster County, pipelines have been heavily opposed. On Monday, eight people were arrested when three dozen people protested a Williams Partners project they said desecrated Native American land.