Act 537 appeal hearing underway


By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor

HARRISBURG – Proceedings for the appeal hearing for the Hegins and Hubley Township Joint Act 537 Plan were underway Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Harrisburg offices of the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street.
The Honorable Richard P. Mather presided at the hearing which was slated to possibly end sometime this week.

The purpose of the hearing is because the Concerned Citizens of Hegins Township – Roger Wetzel, Kenneth Richter, Kenneth Graham, Randy Shadle, and Harry Mausser filed an appeal of the Joint Act 537 plan that DEP approved April 17, 2015.
The Concerned Citizens were represented by Attorneys Kevin M. Walsh, Jr., and Donald G. Karpowich. Joseph S. Cigan, Esquire is representing the Commonwealth of PA, DEP; John G. Dean and Matthew G. Boyd of Elliott Greenleaf, P.C., Scranton is representing Hegins Township while Paul J. Bruder, Esquire of Rhoads and Sinon, LLP of Harrisburg is representing Hubley Township.
As of press time Tuesday, no decision had been made in the case. Read next week’s edition of The Citizen-Standard for more in-depth coverage of the hearing.

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