PSU warns of Marcellus Shale's effect on wildlife

Posted: March 29, 2011

The location of a Marcellus Shale drilling pad site could mean the difference between life or extinction for some of Pennsylvania's unique wildlife, Penn State officials said Thursday. But if planned properly, there's room in the state's woodlands for it to thrive alongside responsible drilling, Penn State wildlife resources professor Margaret C. Brittingham said.

Pat Drohan, a Penn State soil specialist, said wetland mapping could allow those concerned to make sure that nature's "less adaptable" keep their habitats.