Victory for Pennsylvania’s Forests and Waterways!

Julie Slavet
May 5, 2010

Thank you to our local House Representatives John Myers and Dwight Evans for voting to pass House Bill 2235, a bill to protect our forests and waterways from Marcelllus Shale Drilling.

HB 2235, which would put a three year freeze on new leases for gas drilling in state forests, was passed by the House yesterday by a vote of 157-33! In addition to the freeze on new deep drilling leases in our state forests, the legislation would give the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) discretion to decide if state forests can withstand additional drilling, and requires the agency to compile a yearly report on the impact of drilling in state forests.

Go to PennFuture’s Website to read more or to send your local representative a letter thanking them for voting to pass HB 2235.

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