Pennsylvania Offers 32,000 Acres of State Land for Drilling Leases

Wellsboro Gazette (Nov 18):
Marcellus Shale, climate change, money, politics and the environment

Pennsylvania is offering state-owned land for lease to energy companies interested in drilling in the Marcellus Shale. According to the article:

Monday, the secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), John Quigley, announced that six tracts of land are being offered for lease. The lease offering amounts to 31,967 acres.

Nearly 22,000 of the acres for lease lie in Tioga and Potter counties.

The 31,967 acres represents 1.5% of the total amount of state-owned forest land, a very small fraction.