The Nature Conservancy's Marcellus Shale drilling site map shows many projected well pad sites in and around Moraine State Park, and one active well just south of the park.
In the Penn State University publication, Marcellus Shale: What Local Government Officials Need to Know, the following two statements are listed under the heading “Environmental Impacts”:
“Heightened noise and the effects of drilling may affect the aesthetics and recreational value of a resource for both nonconsumptive (e.g., hiking, birding) and consumptive (e.g., fishing, hunting) recreational use. This may affect communities that are promoting natural-resource-based tourism.”
“Water consumption [i.e., water used in fracking] and wastewater disposal may affect aquatic resources both locally and within the larger watershed.”
In light of these statements, and the frackwater spill in Bradford County, PA, do we really want to permit Marcellus Shale drilling and fracking in and around Moraine State Park?