I found this article to be very informative. We know the wells are out there, but now it seems more and more of us are seeing the effects of the Marcellus Boom. Marcellus Shale is a valuable resource just like our tress and water, so let’s make sure we work together and make this a win/win!
Hiking the Marcellus trail
TIADAGHTON STATE FOREST – The sign on the Mid State Trail in Lycoming County stopped me in my tracks Tuesday morning during a three-day backpacking trip in north central Pennsylvania.
The posting by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said: “Environmentally Sensitive Area. Hiking Only.”
Yet just a few hundred yards west of the trail, machines were bulldozing the mountaintop for a natural gas well in Pennsylvania’s latest natural-resources bonanza, the Marcellus Shale, which resides more than a mile underground.
In the woods past the sign, where the pinkish-white flowers of the mountain laurel were fading, it sounded like an industrial zone.