Pa. Budget Would Expand Drilling Under State Forests

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 6:04 PM EST) -- An expansion of oil and gas drilling under Pennsylvania’s state parks and forestland is expected to reap $75 million in the coming year, according to $29.4 billion spending proposal unveiled by Gov. Tom Corbett during his annual budget address on Tuesday.

The proposal, which represents an about-face from a policy put in place as Corbett’s predecessor prepared to leave office, allows for what the administration’s budget documents described as limited nonimpact oil and gas drilling activity on state-owned lands. Corbett’s speech to members of the Pennsylvania...
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