Enjoy, Explore, and Protect the Planet Sierra Club Allegheny Group, Pennsylvania Chapter

Marcellus Public Lands Rivers and Water

If It Can Happen to Rock Run, Then No Stream is Safe

Photo: Friends of Rock Run

If you really wanted to damage a prime natural area with industrial shale gas extraction, it would be hard to chose a better place than the Rock Run watershed in Loyalsock State Forest in Sullivan County, northeast of Williamsport. Rock Run is often referred to as “the prettiest stream’ in Pennsylvania, a stream that the state should be protecting with the utmost effort. The state does not own the mineral rights beneath a portion of the Rock Run watershed, but according to the 1983 deed the DCNR has the authority to restrict development in that portion of the watershed. At issue is whether DCNR will exercise its authority and limit Andarko Petroleum from drilling in the area. See HERE for more background information and how you can help.

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