Allegheny Defense Project (ADP) has initiated a partnership with SkyTruth. You can too! SkyTruth has created a valuable, GIS subscription service which provides environmental advocates, like you, with the information necessary to protect the places we all care about. The map below shows an example of a SkyTruth map with recent permits and drilling activity for Warren County Pennsylvania.
If you would like to work with ADP to understand how to challenge permits that threaten the important areas that you care about please sign-up by following this link. Make sure to check the box "SkyTruth Monitors of Oil and Gas Permits."
Using SkyTruth's Alert System you can monitor drilling activity in a geographical region, such as the Allegheny National Forest, or Ohiopyle State Park (follow this link to the SkyTruth Drilling Alerts Page). You can receive email alerts about drilling activity in your area of interest by simply using the interactive map on the SkyTruth Subscribe Page (follow link to the SkyTruth Subscribe Page). Using the interactive map, navigate to the geographic area that you are interested in and then click on "subscribe" in the upper left hand corner of the page. To subscribe to the Allegheny National Forest follow this link and "subscribe".
It is essential that you read the paragraph below regarding your notice of oil and gas permits.
The following statement is a general statement and should not be considered legal advice:
Important Information Regarding Notice:There are several permits and approvals that may be involved in a single oil and/or gas well site. Some of the permits may be published and some, including a water plan approval for Marcellus wells, may not be published, but still legal. What is important is that if you wish to challenge the actions of DEP, an appeal filed from a Pennsylvania Bulletin published action must be taken within 30 days of the publication. If it is not published, the appeal period starts to run from 30 days once one knows or reasonably should have known that an action was taken by DEP. In addition, there are times when one might learn of a permit action before it is published in the Bulletin. In such a case, the 30 days should be considered to begin to run when that earlier actual notice is obtained.