State Game Lands Gas Well Tour Planned Aug. 7Potter County Today
Another in a series of public land gas well walks will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, on state game lands in northwestern Potter County, starting at 1 pm. Local citizens who have been monitoring the drilling at this site will be on hand to describe the changes they have witnessed and discuss their concerns. There are six well pads constructed, two of which have been drilled. Each pad, which covers five to nine acres, will have between two and six horizontal wells.
Some roads have been widened and reinforced and new roads have been constructed to support heavy traffic and make space for pipelines. Multiple companies own the mineral rights. The Pa. Game Commission is the surface-rights owner. The Aug. 7 tour is free and open to the public. Those attending should meet at the ABC Motel on Rt. 6 in Burtville. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear.