Action Center | Take Action | Trout Unlimited

Tell Governor Corbett not to open up Pennsylvania’s remaining state forest lands for gas drilling.

Approximately one-half of Pennsylvania’s state forest land within the Marcellus Shale region—almost 700,000 acres—is already leased for gas development, putting the state’s hunting and fishing legacy in jeopardy. A 2010 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) study concluded that leasing any more Pennsylvania state forest lands would significantly affect the wild character and ecological integrity of the state’s forest system. As a result, former-Gov. Rendell placed a moratorium on additional leasing of state forest lands. Now, with a budget shortfall looming, Gov. Corbett is threatening to lift the ban and allow for leasing of more state forest lands. The state lands at risk hold some of the best remaining trout habitat and wilderness trout watersheds, and backcountry hunting, fishing, and trapping opportunities in Pennsylvania.

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Truth Before Drilling in New York : Take Action!: Save BioGems

HELP KEEP FRACKING OUT OF THE CATSKILL PARK!

Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are poised to let energy giants drill for natural gas on private lands inside the Catskill Park using the environmentally destructive practice of “fracking.” Opening up this spectacular BioGem to drilling could despoil one of our nation’s first parks and threaten the drinking water of millions throughout the state.

Tell Governor Cuomo and the DEC to block oil and gas companies from fracking inside the Catskill Park and to protect this wilderness treasure that belongs to all New Yorkers.

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