PA's forests agency says no damage to waterways amid the expanded gas drilling

07.26.18 | Terry Diener

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Wednesday in a new report that its water chemistry analysis hasn’t provided evidence that shale gas development has degraded the quality of waterways in state forests in the core gas forest districts.

However, it says the presence and quantities of invasive plants are on the rise. The department notes land-clearing for drilling operations on state forest lands has slowed considerably since its last report in 2014.