The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will hold a public meeting on gas development in the Loyalsock State Forest in Lycoming County.
Monday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Wendle Hall, Lycoming College, Williamsport
DCNR Secretary Richard Allan: "DCNR is responding to requests that the public be given the chance to provide the department with information and comments on possible gas development in the Loyalsock, in an area where we do not own the subsurface rights."
Now is your chance to show your opposition to gas development in this special place. Speak up, or just come to add to the crowd. Bring friends. Make a difference.
The meeting will begin with a presentation explaining what a wonderful job DCNR will do of mitigating the destruction of a wild and remote gem of the state forest system. Next, you will have an opportunity to question Secretary Allan and State Forester Dan Devlin. You will then be able to speak your mind, with a 5-minute time limit for each speaker.
Come and join the fight to preserve your public land.
"The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people." - Article 1, Section 27, Pennsylvania Constitution
Would you like to see the Rock Run and Old Loggers Path area preserved for future generations?
Join us September 8th at 1:30 pm at the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company for a short walk into the State Forest followed by music, speakers, and a guided hike.
Please spread the news to your networks, and bring your family and friends.
If you've never seen this wild gem, September 8th is an excellent opportunity to enjoy and help protect one of Pennsylvania's most beautiful streams and hiking paths.
HB 1950 – SB 1100
A closer look at proposed PA laws
that will affect you and your property
Our Commonwealth is on the brink of enacting legislation that would impose and impact fee on drilling for natural gas. In order to assist you in making an informed judgment on the merits of one of the most vital aspects of the bills currently being considered, the Responsible Drilling Alliance, a Lycoming County based non-profit citizens education and advocacy organization, has prepared this guide.Read more...
HB 1950 hijacks the money earned from leasing the public’s forest to subsidize the gas industry in 6 ways, bleeds DCNR dry, and is an existential threat to the public lands. But to understand its impact, you first have to know a little about the Oil and Gas Lease Fund and DCNR’s budget.