Drillers are Drilling Less in PA State Forests

Shale gas development on previously leased state land in Pennsylvania is slowing down–a lot. The number of new well pads in state forests dropped to eight new pads (32 acres of land) during 2014. That’s down from 19 new pads in 2013, and a high of 86 pads in 2011. New pipelines being built converted 66 acres of forestland into green fairways in 2014, down from 2011 when 272 acres of forestland was used for pipelines…

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