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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Is Corbett Administration Purging State Government Of Drilling Foes?

State Parks Director John Norbeck stepping down; advocates fear drillers at the gate

Published: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 10:43 AM     Updated: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 11:02 AM

The Patriot-News has confirmed that the head of Pennsylvania's state parks, John Norbeck, will step down at the end of this week.

Under Norbeck's leadership, the state parks increased visitation and won a gold medal national award for being the best-managed park system in the United States.
Before coming to Pennsylvania in 2006, Norbeck had spent nearly 30 years in the Maryland state parks system.

Environmentalists and advocates for the state parks fear Norbeck's abrupt departure could be a sign that the Corbett administration is preparing to open the park gates to drilling rigs to tap natural gas under the Commonwealth's popular park system; Norbeck is known to be an opponent of drilling in the state parks. Read more...

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

This is indeed a sad situation..John Norbeck has been one of the BEST Directors state parks has ever had...the fact that the system received national acclaim as the Gold Medal leader is a testament to the exceptional work that John had done in his tenure as Director. Someone need to kick Ellen Ferretti the hell out with her insecure need to micro manage the hell out of DCNR departments..she is the reason why this remarkable person is no longer leading the fight to preserve our natural resources in state parks.

Anonymous said...

Son of a bitch...