Richland Township to Receive $192,000 Grant, Says English
HARRISBURG – Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) announced today that Richland Township will receive a $192,400 grant to plug two gas wells which pose a health and safety concern to local residents.

“This was a joint effort between Speaker Mike Turzai, Sen. Randy Vulakovich and myself,” said English. “We worked together to establish the priority of this project among all the requests and to gain the necessary approvals for the grant funds.”

The two abandoned wells, identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, are located on a residential property and a large undeveloped property in initial planning stages for a senior citizen community center.

“This grant provides funds to address a potentially dangerous hazard,” said English. “I’m glad we could assist Richland Township.”

This grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Representative Hal English
30th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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