PA Environmental Digest

This site offers a variety of articles to keep you updated on specifics about state lands and water issues in PA.

http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterID=685

Of particular note are the following:

(1) Spotlight- Forest Fragmentation A Concern In Marcellus Shale, Natural Gas Well Development

(2) Marcellus Shale Drilling Wastewater Topic Of Senate Environmental Committee Hearing

(3) House Sponsored Meeting On Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Draws 200+

More than 200 people attended a contentious debate this week between representatives of the natural gas industry, who argued Pennsylvania does not need a severance tax and maintained their activities will not harm water supplies, and environmentalists who called for a moratorium on drilling in the state’s Marcellus Shale region until studies are done.

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