Loyalsock State Forest http://wesa.fm en Drilling Opponents Pack DCNR Meeting On Loyalsock State Forest http://wesa.fm/post/drilling-opponents-pack-dcnr-meeting-loyalsock-state-forest <p>After facing months of public pressure over the possibility of expanding natural gas drilling in the Loyalsock State Forest, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) held a public meeting on the issue.<br><br>Nearly 250 people turned out Monday to Lycoming College in Williamsport. The meeting ran an hour over its scheduled time slot, due to the number of people who wanted to comment.<br> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:37:36 +0000 StateImpact Pennsylvania 10733 at http://wesa.fm Drilling Opponents Pack DCNR Meeting On Loyalsock State Forest Lovers of PA’s Loyalsock Forest Fight to Limit Drilling There http://wesa.fm/post/lovers-pa-s-loyalsock-forest-fight-limit-drilling-there <p>Deep in the Loyalsock State Forest, where no cell phone signal reaches, the sounds of rushing waterfalls and forest birds are suddenly interrupted by the sound of a helicopter.<br><br>Paul Zeph of the Pennsylvania Audubon Society says the noise could be related to gas drilling. Drillers will often drop seismic testing equipment into remote areas that are difficult to reach by roads. And that leads Zeph to cite one of the many worries that naturalists and outdoors lovers have with plans to expand drilling in the Loyalsock.<br> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:15:02 +0000 StateImpact Pennsylvania 10146 at http://wesa.fm Lovers of PA’s Loyalsock Forest Fight to Limit Drilling There House Dems, Environmentalists Seek to Block Drilling in Loyalsock State Forest http://wesa.fm/post/house-dems-environmentalists-seek-block-drilling-loyalsock-state-forest <p>State House Democrats and environmental advocates are asking the Corbett administration to block natural gas drilling in a state forest that straddles three counties in the thick of Marcellus Shale country.<br><br>Anadarko Petroleum owns subsurface rights to tens of thousands of acres of the Loyalsock State Forest, but it could only access the shale below by way of scattered chunks of land that also happen to be ecologically sensitive.<br><br>Now, some lawmakers want Anadarko’s request for an agreement that would allow drilling in the forest to be turned down.<br> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:14:37 +0000 Mary Wilson & WESA Staff 8347 at http://wesa.fm