Friday, May 24, 2013

The DCNR will hold a public meeting on gas development in the Loyalsock State Forest!

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 come to show your opposition and support those who will. 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. 

DCNR’s announcement of the meeting included a sense of finality with this language: "This meeting is the completion of a series of interactions with the public regarding this complicated and long-standing issue, including a local stakeholder meeting and a public web-based information session." If unable to attend the meeting, written comments may be submitted by email to

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

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