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TU Call to action - protect remaining state forest land from gas drilling
I received the message below by email from PA council of TU. I’m sure a lot of you got this email from TU, for those that didn’t I thought it would be good to post here. I’m sure PA law makers will be more inclined to listen to PA residents that this angler from Ohio, but we should all make our voices heard.
» Action Alert | February 6, 2012
Please visit our online action center today and urge Pennsylvania decision-makers to prohibit further leasing of state forests for gas drilling. Online Action Center
WHY WE CARE
Pennsylvania's state forests are home to some the best remaining native and wild trout habitat in the east. Approximately one-half of Pennsylvania's state forests in the Marcellus Shale area - approximately 700,000 acres-have already been leased, and a state agency has determined that leasing any additional state forest lands will forever alter the wild character and ecological integrity of the state forest system. Despite the science, Gov. Corbett is considering leasing more state forest land to generate revenue to fill gaps in the state budget. The short-term financial benefit gained will be far outweighed by the long-term impacts to the irreplaceable and valuable forests in Pennsylvania - the places where Pennsylvanians have hunted and fished for generations.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Please visit our online action center today and take action to tell Pennsylvania's decision-makers not to sacrifice the currently un-leased state forests - and the water resources and aquatic life that rely heavily upon large contiguous forests - for gas drilling, unless a comprehensive study proves that the ecological integrity of the state forest system will not be compromised.
Eastern Water Project Director
Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited
Posted on: 2012/2/6 15:17
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