Gas drilling company appeals W. Pa. rejection

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MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) -- A gas drilling company is appealing the rejection of an application by a western Pennsylvania township.

The Observer-Reporter of Washington (http://bit.ly/Z1O901 ) reports Wednesday that Range Resources has filed the appeal of Robinson Township's rejection of two well permits.

The township's supervisors say Range hasn't properly answered questions about site plans, noise standards and other township rules.

Range contends it has met the same requirements for the new wells as it has for three others the company drilled in the township southwest of Pittsburgh in 2010.

Range says it filed the appeals to protect its rights to do so, but expects the issue to be decided in a separate legal case.