Seismic testing denied

NORWICH – The Chenango County Agriculture, Buildings and Grounds Committee has denied a request made by Norse Energy Inc. to conduct seismic testing on county-owned land in Preston.

Norse made the request to explore for natural gas on three acres of land off county Rt. 10 adjacent to the intersection with county Rt. 18. The Norwegian energy company has been allowed to cross several county highways in the past in order to collect data from leased, private land. Testing on county-owned land would be a first.

The committee’s denial was based upon a referral from the Chenango County Natural Gas Advisory Committee.

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