To: Richard Allan, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Governor Tom Wolf

Tell Gov. Corbett: Don't frack Loyalsock state Forest

Loyalsock state forest is the heart of Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains Region, and provides thousands of visitors amazing hiking, canoeing and camping experiences. Please keep gas drilling out of Loyalsock State Forest.

Why is this important?

Loyalsock State Forest is the heart of Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains Region, and provides thousands of visitors amazing hiking, canoeing and camping experiences.

But now, Governor Corbett is on the verge of allowing gas companies to drill it.

This would be the first state forest opened to dangerous gas drilling in over two years, violating the spirit of a moratorium on leasing state forests to drillers and potentially leading to more drilling in our state forests in the next few years.

If the governor allows Anadarko, a Houston-based gas company, to drill in Loyalsock, the park’s land would be torn up and vulnerable to pollution. In fact, Anadarko has already been cited for over 150 drilling violations in Pennsylvania and is already surveying lands for drilling around some of the best hiking paths.

With a decision expected in the next two months, we need to mobilize thousands of Pennsylvanians to fight for Loyalsock. Tell Governor Corbett and his Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR): “Keep drilling out of Loyalsock State Forest.”

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