New Castle News

November 12, 2012

Group protests shale drilling in North Beaver Township

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A group of protesters have ended their gathering at a North Beaver Township farm.

The protesters, about 30, were at the Maggie Henry farm, expressing their objections to shale well drilling in the area. Henry, who operates an organic farm on about 88 acres, has been a vocal critic of drilling operations around her site.

The protest, which was peaceful, attracted the attention of about 30 state police troopers and a state police helicopter.

Police said they made no arrests as a result of the gathering.

Reporter Debbie Wachter will have more details in Tuesday’s edition of the New Castle News.