Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett
Governor Corbett Speaking on Enhancing & Protecting Our Natural Resources


We will ensure that future generations will be able to experience the natural wonders that make Pennsylvania such a beautiful place to live and raise a family. Protecting our natural resources is a top priority, and this new law emphasizes environmental stewardship.

The new act mandates using non-freshwater sources for well development. It requires well permits be based on their impact on public resources like parks, wildlife areas, natural landmarks, special plant and species habitat and other resources. The act also limits drilling activities within floodplains, and utilizes state of the art management practices for well site construction and operation.

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