Small Pa. town battles larger gas firm over road repairs

    Fed up with road repairs, a small Pennsylvania town is taking matters into its own hands, literally.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Harrisburg Bureau reports Cogan House Township has been trying to work with a major gas company on road repairs.

    The township claims its requests were going unanswered, which led to the township supervisor, Daniel Roupp, to take matters into his own hands. According to the Inquirer, Roupp, who is a retired logger, cut down trees to block a road used by the company.

    The Inquirer says the company, Range Resources, claims it has tried to cooperate and didn’t want the trees to be knocked down.

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    The road used by the company, Buckhorn Road, is a 26 mile strip that leads to three drill rigs. The Inquirer says it was previously used as a road to hunting camps.

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