Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The former head of the state parks John Norbeck says he was fired due to “philosophical differences” with the administration. Norbeck says he opposed moves to pursue commercial timbering, mining and Marcellus Shale drilling in state parks.
Philadelphia Inquirer: While Norbeck is forced out, environmentalists trying to stop drilling in the Loyalsock State Forest get the cold shoulder from DCNR.
Bloomberg: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is stuck on fracking.