Pennsylvania Governor Revives Fracking Moratorium For State Parks And Forests

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Jan. 29 signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development through hydraulic fracturing in state park and state forest lands, effective immediately.

(Executive order available. Document #94-150210-015X.)

Gas Development

In a press release, the governor said that natural gas development is “vital to Pennsylvania’s economy, but so is the economic and environmental viability of our parks and forests.” He added that the executive order strike “the right balance.”

The governor said...
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