What Happened to DCNR’s $6 Million Marcellus Monitoring Report?

  • A truck moves heavy equipment through the Tiadaghton State Forest in Lycoming County. Photo: Marie Cusick/StateImpact Pennsylvania

January 26, 2014
By Marie Cusick

After spending more than three years and $6 million to monitor how gas drilling is affecting public forests, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has yet to release the information, and environmental groups are beginning to raise questions.

In late 2010, the Rendell administration launched the program, touting it as one of the most aggressive monitoring initiatives by a public agency in the nation.

More than three years later, under the Corbett administration, DCNR has so far refused to share its findings with the public.

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