Anadarko Petroleum en House Dems, Environmentalists Seek to Block Drilling in 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