Can State Forests Survive Additional Natural Gas Drilling?
Tioga County, PA
StateImpact Pennsylvania – The commonwealth has run billion
dollar-plus deficits for three straight years. But since 2009,
royalties and bonus payments from Marcellus Shale drilling in state
forests have brought in hundreds of millions of dollars. Some
officials say additional drilling is the solution to the
commonwealth’s financial problems. Scott Detrow reports that’s raising the ire of people
like Butch Davey, who worry additional leasing would damage the
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