Beneath Pennsylvania’s forests lies a treasure worth billions of dollars.
Our capitol may be a cesspool of corruption — hello, Bonusgate — but we’ve got us a real nice state forest. Pennsylvania is one of nine states whose forests are certified “sustainable” by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
But even that proud jewel could get buried in the dung. Beneath Pennsylvania’s forests, beneath a big piece of rock known as the Marcellus Shale, lies another treasure — natural gas, worth billions of dollars, some of it on state-owned land. Uh-oh.
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