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Pennsylvania Imposes Moratorium on Drilling on State Lands

By Ilya Batikov

From the Star Gazette:  "Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep beneath state parks and forests. * * * Corbett's order [also] authorized state officials to negotiate new leases for gas extraction through horizontal wells drilled from adjacent, privately owned land or areas previously leased for drilling in state forests."

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