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Moratorium Discussions at DCNR Raise Questions

In February, Governor Tom Corbett announced his intention to balance the state budget, in part, using millions of dollars in projected revenues from new oil-and-gas drilling leases in state parks and forests. It was the first public acknowledgment of Corbett’s plans to lift a 2010 moratorium on leasing.  But records uncovered in an investigation by The Allegheny Front and WESA in Pittsburgh suggest the issue may have been under active discussion much earlier.

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