Due to World Cup, U.S. Open coverage, changes made to FOX43, Antenna TV broadcasting schedules

Wolf to restore moratorium on new drilling leases in state parks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) will sign an executive order Thursday, reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas drilling in state parks and forests.

He’ll sign the order at Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia.

Last spring, former Gov. Tom Corbett (R) moved to allow drilling through horizontal wells on adjacent properties.