WEST WYOMING — Packing the town hall Monday, residents cheered after learning that UGI Energy Services gave up its fight to build a compressor station in the borough.
Council President Eileen Cipriani read an email she received from Peter Terranova, vice president of Midstream Services/UGI Energy Services Inc., informing her of the decision.
The email read: “This is to inform you that UGI Energy Services will make the appropriate legal filing to terminate our effort to overturn the denial of zoning authority to construct a natural gas compressor station in West Wyoming Borough. We do not have plans to construct a compressor station in West Wyoming Borough.”
Members of the Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Air urged council to consider adopting a Bill of Rights to protect the borough from future risks to the environment. The group requested that council allow a representative from the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CEDF) to give a 30-minute presentation on it.
Initially, council said Linnell Lukesh, the borough’s solicitor, would have to research the company and its proposal before consenting to the presentation. After hearing the pleas from the audience, however, council agreed that a special public meeting should be held, but in a larger venue, such as a fire hall, and include officials and residents from surrounding municipalities.