In his 2014-15 budget proposal, Governor Corbett budget proposes:

to allow limited drilling activity on commonwealth-owned lands in instances where the drilling can occur without the need for additional surface impacts. While this change will result in limited drilling activity, it is projected to generate $75 million of immediate revenue to the commonwealth and significant additional royalty revenue into the future. (2014-15  Governor’s Executive Budget)

Additional Resources

Governor Corbett discusses this proposal in an interview with NPR State Impact reporter Mary Wilson (2/17/2014).

Governor’s Proposed 2014-2015 Budget