Pennsylvania governor bans new oil/gas leases on state land

Reuters: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas development in state parks and forests. The move restores the ban lifted by his predecessor, Tom Corbett, a Republican. Officials in Pennsylvania were not immediately available to say how much gas and oil energy companies produce from state forest and park land. Wolf, a Democrat, generally supports fracking, but called in his inaugural speech this month for......

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