Friday, October 29, 2010

November 1 PA Environment Digest Now Available

November 1 PA Environment Digest now available. Click here to print this Digest.

Rendell Signs Moratorium On More State Forest Land Drilling, After Leasing 137,000 Acres

Gov. Rendell this week signed an executive order protecting Pennsylvania's state forests from any new natural gas development activities that would disturb the surface of these areas and jeopardize fragile ecosystems.
Under Gov. Rendell's tenure, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources leased over 137,000 acres of State Forest land for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. Almost all of the proceeds from the leases so far have gone to balancing the state budget, not to conservation or environmental programs. Click here to read more…

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