Gov. Wolf bans new leases for drilling on state lands

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 30, 2015, By Laura Legere

"Gov. Tom Wolf banned new oil and gas leases in state parks and forests on Thursday, officially ending plans by the Legislature and the previous administration to raise millions of dollars for the budget this fiscal year through new drilling deals.

In signing the executive order at a ceremony at Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia, Mr. Wolf said natural gas development is a vital element of the state’s economy, but he made an economic case for preserving the state’s public natural resources as well. ..."

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