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Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 500

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In a few days, Representative Greg Vitali intends to introduce House Resolution 500 that would urge Governor Corbett to do everything within his power, and direct his Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources, to prevent drilling operations from occurring on the Clarence Moore tracts in the Loyalsock State Forest.

The Loyalsock State Forest, located in Lycoming, Sullivan and Bradford Counties, is home to a wealth of magnificent natural and recreational resources, including the Old Loggers path, a 27-mile hiking trail and Rock Run, an exceptional value stream, and the Devil's Elbow Natural Area.  Currently this area has not been developed for Marcellus gas drilling.

The 25,621 acre Clarence Moore Tract is currently under the threat of unconventional gas development by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and International Development Corp.Development of this area for gas drilling would degrade the environmental and recreational value of the land. 

The Resolution asks Governor Tom Corbett and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti should exercise all of their Constitutional, statutory, and discretionary powers to prevent drilling operations in the Clarence Moore Lands to the maximum extent possible, so as to preserve the wild character of the Loyalsock State Forest. 

Representative Vitali hope to have widespread and bi-partisan support for this Resolution. 

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor HR 500.  Take Action Now.


  • Your State Representative or Representatives


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Please Co-Sponsor HR 500

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I ask you to co-sponsor House Resolution 500, a resolution to protect the wilderness character of undeveloped land in the Loyalsock State Forest. I treasure and value Pennsylvania's unspoiled natural areas and hope you do as well.

The Resolution does not mandate specific actions by the General Assembly or Governor Corbett. It simply lets him know that Pennsylvanians want him to act positively to protect our wild resources.

Thank you for your consideration.

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